Assale has potential to add goals Southampton badly need next season

As reported by The Daily Mail, Southampton are showing interest in Young Boys striker Roger Assale ahead of the summer transfer window.

What’s the story?

Having scored just 33 league goals this term, whatever division Saints end up playing in next season, they badly need to address their lack of goals and recruitment in the summer transfer window could be the way to do it.

One player they’re keeping tabs on is Young Boys forward Roger Assale.

That’s according to The Daily Mail, who say Saints are weighing up a move for the player after scouting him in recent months.

The paper reckon Leicester City are also interested and that it would take a fee of around £12m to bring him to English football.

Is he the kind of player that can make an impact at St Mary’s?

Who is he?

Assale moved to Young Boys from African football in January of last year and has quickly made a massive impression on Swiss football, netting 27 times and assisting 16 more in just 55 appearances.

With 21 of those goals coming this season alone, he’s proving he can be a consistent goalscorer, albeit in a less illustrious league than the English top-flight.

Just 24 years of age though he has room to grow as a player and certainly appears to have the kind of finishing instinct Southampton have lacked recently.

With four goals and three assists in European competition too, the signs are there he has the potential to be a big hit at St Mary’s, should they follow up their reported interest.