Former Southampton midfielder Carlton Palmer can see Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury moving to St. Mary’s this summer, but only at the right price.
According to Football Insider, Newcastle United are working to sign the 23-year-old, who is set to fall down the pecking order at the King Power due to the incoming arrival of Boubakary Soumare.
However, the same outlet reports that Southampton are also interested in securing Choudhury’s signature, and Palmer believes a deal is certainly a possibility if finances allow.
When asked by FFC if he could see the midfielder joining the Saints in this transfer window, the retired England international said:
“It’s a question whether he will fit into the way Southampton play and will he fit into the mould, the way that Ralph Hasenhuttl wants to play – and that’s as simple as it is.
“If that player does, he fits in and comes at the right money, then it works.”
Choudhury is the sort of player who could add some real bite to Southampton’s midfield.
He has been praised for his ability to win the ball back, with Derby County assistant manager Liam Rosenior once comparing him to Manchester City’s Fernandinho. And not being a regular at Leicester, you would expect the Saints to be able to get him for a reasonable fee.