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Southampton linked with January move for Angelo Fulgini

So far this season, Southampton have only managed to win one of their opening eight Premier League games, scoring just six goals in the process.

Given their fairly underwhelming goals record so far, it seems as though the club are looking at potentially signing a player in the upcoming January transfer window that could help get their forward line firing again for the rest of the campaign.

What’s the news?

It has recently been reported by Football Insider that Southampton are interested in signing Angers midfielder Angelo Fulgini in January, who apparently could be available to buy for as little as £12.6m.

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The report also claims that fellow Premier League clubs Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion are also interested in signing the Frenchman, which could potentially make it difficult for the Saints to sign him.

Attacking spark

Since joining Angers back in the 2017 summer transfer window, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £10.8m according to Transfermarkt, has made a total of 134 appearances for the club in which he has managed to score 20 goals and provide 14 assists along the way.

So far this season, despite predominantly being a midfielder, Fulgini has played in all of Angers’ Ligue 1 games in a range of positions across the midfield and attack, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process, which could make him a great purchase for Southampton as a versatile and attack-minded midfielder.

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His goal came during Angers’ previous league outing in their 2-1 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.

In addition to this, Fulgini, who has been praised in the past by Angers manager Gerald Baticle for the “quality” he has in him, has also managed to rack up an average of 1.9 shots at goal per game in Ligue 1, showing himself to be a real attacking threat. For context, that tally would place him third in the south-coast side’s ranks with only Adam Armstrong and Moi Elyounoussi producing a higher volume.

Regarding a potential move to Southampton in January, we feel that the Saints should definitely explore the possibility of signing Fulgini to see if he can spark some life into their attack throughout the remainder of the season. If he is able to do that and help keep them out of a potential relegation battle then supporters would understandably be buzzing with his acquisition.

Their start to the campaign has been uninspiring so they certainly need an extra dose of potency in the final third.

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