Prior to their Premier League clash against Aston Villa tonight, Southampton have only managed to score nine goals in their opening 10 league games of the season, leaving just Norwich City (three) having found the back of the net on fewer occasions in this top-flight campaign.
With this in mind, it seems as though the Saints have their eye on fixing this issue by potentially adding a new attacking talent to their squad.
It has recently been reported by the Daily Mail that Southampton are among the clubs monitoring RB Salzburg striker Chukwubuike Adamu. The report added that French side AS Monaco and a number of Bundesliga clubs are also tracking the player.
Since joining the Austrian club in the 2020 summer transfer window, Adamu – who is currently valued at £2.7m by Transfermarkt – has made 20 appearances for Salzburg across all competitions, in which he has managed to score four goals and provide one assist.
So far this season, Adamu has racked up three goals and one assist in 11 league appearances for Salzburg as well as averaging 1.8 shots per game in the Austrian Bundesliga. He has shown that he is a dangerous attacking threat and could well provide a big boost to Southampton’s squad going forward, potentially helping them to score more regularly throughout the season if they manage to sign him in the upcoming January transfer window.
Also, given Adamu’s age and the fact that current Saints striker Armando Broja, who has two goals under his belt so far this season in the Premier League, is only at the club on loan and will be going back to his parent club Chelsea at the end of the season, we feel that the Austrian could be a suitable long-term replacement for the Albania international at St Mary’s.
Overall, if Southampton go into the January transfer window with a plan to add a new attacker to their squad, we feel that the club should definitely see if they can work out a deal with Salzburg which would see Adamu move to St Mary’s to help fix the Saints’ goalscoring issues