Southampton would be getting it wrong signing one-season wonder Haris Seferovic

According to Portuguese outlet A Bola, via Swiss website Blick, Southampton are one of the clubs interested in signing Benfica striker Haris Seferovic this summer, but they would be making another transfer mistake in the process.

What’s the word, then?

Well, A Bola, via Blick, say Saints and Premier League rivals Everton are keen on the 27-year-old, who has enjoyed a brilliant season for the Liga Nos champions.

The Switzerland international netted his 22nd and 23rd league goals of the campaign in the win against Santa Clara at the weekend, taking his tally for 2018/19 to 27 in 51 appearances in all competitions.

A Bola, via Blick, say that the centre-forward’s release clause at the Stadium of Light is worth 70 million Swiss francs (£54.4m), and if he did leave for England he would making his 10th change in the last nine years.

Why should they avoid him?

Blick point out that Seferovic has proven his critics wrong this season, and while they may be right in that regard there is no proof that it isn’t simply a one-off – a look at his career tells you that.

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Last term he only got seven goals in 29 games for Benfica, while he only netted four in 40 for Real Sociedad, one in 12 for Fiorentina and 19 in 96 for Eintracht Frankfurt previously.

That would suggest that the 2018/19 campaign is actually the anomaly for a player who has missed some big chances for his country at major tournaments in the past, too.

Southampton already have a striker in Danny Ings who failed to hit the net in 2019, and another in Shane Long who will never guarantee you goals consistently.

Seferovic is no better than the former, and Saints would be making another error in the market – following on from the big-money disasters of Guido Carrillo, Wesley Hoedt and Moi Elyounoussi, to name a few – if they signed the 27-year-old for a large fee this summer.