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Southampton: Sam Edozie must be unleashed alongside Mara

Southampton have had a solid if unspectacular start to their Premier League season, with Ralph Hasenhuttl taking the helm once again for his fourth full season in charge.

The Saints sit 12th, having won two and losing three as they look ahead to Friday’s trip to a vulnerable Aston Villa.

This start comes after they dipped well into the transfer market, strengthening with an abundance of hotly tipped youth. Among those additions was Sekou Mara, who has looked electric in his first few appearances, earning a modest 6.90 SofaScore rating.

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However, the starlet that could really get fans excited from this window is the capture of 19-year-old Sam Edozie from Manchester City. In just one stint off the bench, this tricky winger seems to have been inundated with the talent necessary for success.

In just a brief 17-minute cameo in their 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers, the English gem terrorised the full-back on numerous occasions. He gave one key pass and was successful in all three of his attempted dribbles.

Despite lacking experience at senior level, this appearance alone has announced him as an insane young star in the making who is ready for the step up.

To combine his devastating skill with the finesse of Mara, who bagged six times last season for Bordeaux despite also being just 20 years old, could see a great Premier League partnerships form.

They could grow and evolve together and propel Hasenhuttl’s side to great heights.

The talented” Edozie, as lauded by his former manager Pep Guardiola, would provide numerous chances for the Frenchman, who last season averaged 1.5 shots per game. He can be a constant goal threat even in a side that finished rock bottom of the Ligue 1 table.

The English teenager also proved in that match against the Old Gold that he was not afraid to battle for his side, with an 80% success rate in all his duels.

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He is not a luxury player, and after his insane cameo has earned a start.

It will be more than just Southampton fans patiently waiting to see what this youngster can do from the start, and with fellow youngster Mara beside him, the sky really is the limit for their future together.

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