Three reasons Southampton should sign this England U-21 star

With the likes of captain Virgil van Dijk, Cedric Soares, Ryan Bertrand and Dusan Tadic already being linked with moves away from Southampton this summer, it could prove to be another busy transfer window on the south coast.

While there may be a number of departures – as has become the norm for Saints fans to deal with in recent years – one player that they should look to bring to the club is Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Despite making just eight appearances in all competitions for the Blues this term, the 21-year-old was the star for the England U-21 side as they thrashed fellow EURO 2017 finalists Denmark 4-0 in a friendly on Monday night.

The midfielder – playing in a more advanced role than where he usually has throughout his career to date – scored twice in an impressive all-round performance for the Young Lions.

Here are THREE reasons Southampton should sign the Chelsea midfielder this summer…