Three reasons Southampton should steer clear of signing Jan Bednarek

According to reports in The Sun earlier this week, Southampton are chasing the signing of Lech Poznan defender Jan Bednarek and have had an offer of £4.5m rejected for the Polish centre-back.

The 21-year-old, who has been featuring for his country at the European Under-21 Championships this month before their elimination was confirmed following a 3-0 defeat to England on Thursday, became a regular fixture in the Poznan backline last season, impressing Saints scouts.

Even though the south coast outfit are yet to appoint their new manager to replace Claude Puel at the time of writing, executive director Les Reed and director of recruitment and scouting Ross Wilson are pushing ahead with the club’s summer transfer business.

One area they are looking to strengthen is at the heart of the defence, with the club yet to replace Jose Fonte following his departure to West Ham during the January transfer window, with short-term replacement Martin Caceres being released at the end of the campaign.

While they are seemingly keen on the Lech Poznan star, Saints may be having second thoughts on a potential deal in recent days.

Here are three reasons Southampton should steer clear of signing Bednarek…