Southampton fans are split on Malcuit speculation

Southampton are believed to be interested in signing Lille defender Kevin Malcuit before the transfer window closes next week – as covered by Tuttomercatoweb.

Indeed, it is understood that the Saints have already approached Lille over a move for the full-back, although Napoli are also said to be in the hunt.

Malcuit joined Lille from Saint-Etienne in 2017, and made 23 Ligue 1 appearances for his current club during the 2017-18 campaign.

The 5ft 11in defender – also linked with West Ham United – actually started his career at Monaco, and made 46 appearances for Saint-Etienne ahead of his move to Lille.

The deal does seem a bit strange when considering that Southampton already have Cedric Soares in the right-back position, but competition is never a bad thing.

The Saints supporters have been offering their views on the transfer speculation, and it would be fair to say that they are split over the potential deal.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: