Three reasons Southampton target Riza Durmisi is the ideal Bertrand replacement
According to reports in Spanish publication Estadio Deportivo on Sunday, Southampton are one of the clubs keeping tabs on Real Betis left-back Riza Durmisi, who has a release clause of €20m and has been a £17m target for Premier League rivals Liverpool in the past.
New Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino will know the Dane well having managed Alaves in La Liga last season, and the 45-year-old will also know that he have to look for a new left-back this summer with Ryan Bertrand being heavily linked with a move to Manchester City.
Durmisi is of Albanian descent and has impressed enough for the Spanish outfit that he has previously been linked with Liverpool.
While the south coast outfit do have Matt Targett and Sam McQueen as back up if Bertrand does move on to pastures new, they may feel that the duo don’t have the experience to be first choice next term as the club aims to qualify for Europe.
Here are three reasons Southampton target Durmisi would be the ideal Bertrand replacement…