Three reasons Southampton must forget Quincy Promes and sign Pione Sisto
According to reports by Russia media outlet soccernews.ru, Southampton are looking unlikely to sign Spartak Moscow forward Quincy Promes before the January transfer window slams shut.
Soccernews.ru states that not only are Saints unwilling to pay the €35m (£30.7m) asking price for the attacker, but the Dutchman doesn’t want to join ‘one of the worst clubs in the Premier League’ with the south coast outfit currently lying in 18th position following a disappointing campaign under Mauricio Pellegrino.
Unless Southampton are willing to smash their transfer record, or the Netherlands international, who has scored 58 goals in 115 games for Spartak in total, changes his mind, they will be forced to look elsewhere to bring in a new forward before the close of play on Wednesday.
Pellegrino’s search may take him to a division he knows well – La Liga, after he managed Alaves last term – and he may well have been impressed with Celta Vigo winger Pione Sisto’s displays over the course of the previous 18 months, with the Denmark international currently joint-top of the Spanish top flight’s 2017/18 assists table alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
The 23-year-old has been an impressive performer following his move from FC Midtjylland in 2016, and bringing him to St Mary’s could prove to be a shrewd move.
Here are three reasons Southampton must forget Promes and sign Sisto instead…