With Virgil van Dijk leaving for Liverpool and just one player arriving, it’s been something of a frustrating transfer window for Southampton so far – especially with the south coast outfit dropping to 19th in the Premier League.
Furthermore, Saints look set to miss out on one of their prime targets this month in the form of Quincy Promes. The Netherlands international would have been an ideal remedy for Southampton’s limited dynamism in the final third and consequential lack of goals this season, but a deal is reportedly unlikely with CSKA Moscow unable to find a replacement.
However, Deadline Day isn’t over just yet and Southampton may have time to bring in a likeminded alternative to Promes. In fact, two already come to mind for Football FanCast – West Ham’s Michail Antonio and Celta forward Pione Sisto.
Antonio, who once enjoyed a loan spell at St. Mary’s, is proven in the Premier League but doesn’t have an obvious place in David Moyes’ plans and was publicly scalded by the Scot last night after turning up late to a team meeting. Transfermarkt value him at £16.2million.
Sisto, meanwhile, is more of a speculative investment at the age of 22 but after first gaining notoriety with FC Midtjylland, he’s shown good form in La Liga with four goals and nine assists so far this season.
So, Southampton fans, which Promes alternative would you like to see Southampton swoop for? Let us know by voting below…
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