Three reasons Southampton should hijack Man United’s move for Dimitri Oberlin

According to reports by Italian media outlet Calciomercato, Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid are all interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg winger Dimitri Oberlin, who is currently on loan with FC Basel.

Calciomercato says the 20-year-old is attracting interest from all three of the European giants following some standout performances for the Swiss side both domestically and in the Champions League this term, and he could be on the move either in January or next summer if a deal can be agreed.

Meanwhile, Southampton’s miserable start to the season continued as they were beaten 1-0 by Burnley at St Mary’s on Saturday, with manager Mauricio Pellegrino likely to dip into the transfer market for some attacking players in January – if he is still in the role by then.

One man they could be keeping close tabs on is Oberlin, and he could give them the spark in the final third they are missing right now having scored just nine goals in their 11 Premier League matches this term.

Here are three reasons Southampton should hijack Man United’s move for the Cameroon-born attacker…