Southampton have been linked with a move for Young Boys striker Jean-Pierre Nsame recently, and he could prove to be a superb addition to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad this summer.
According to TEAMtalk, Southampton, Newcastle United, West Ham and Celtic are all considering a move for the Cameroon international, who has been in superb form for the Swiss club since joining from Servette in 2017.
The 27-year-old has experience in both the Europa League and the Champions League and boasts one of the most consistent goalscoring records in Europe, so it is easy to see why he is a man in demand ahead of the summer.
In 169 appearances for Young Boys, Nsame has contributed a superb 97 goals and 26 assists, which included 32 goals in as many league appearances last season. He is on 25 goals for the current campaign.
Whilst Gerardo Seoane’s side are clearly the dominant force in Switzerland, you cannot question Nsame’s reliability in front of goal, and he would surely prove to be well worth the risk if he were able to replicate this form in the Premier League.
Hasenhuttl has already suggested that Southampton will target players who are likely to cost £10m or less this summer, and given that Nsame is valued at just £6.3m by Transfermarkt, he definitely seems to fit the bill for the Saints.
Given that Southampton have been hugely reliant on Danny Ings, Che Adams and James Ward-Prowse for goals this season, it would definitely be a good idea to add another prolific striker to the mix ahead of next season, as squad depth is certainly something the Saints lack at this moment in time.
Certainly, if Ings ends up leaving the south coast this summer, then a replacement will need to be brought in, and Nsame could well be the man to step up in his absence.
The fact that he has been able to find the back of the net in Champions League and Europa League qualifying matches certainly suggests that he could perform in a higher-quality league than the Swiss top flight, so Martin Semmens should definitely consider bringing him to St Mary’s this summer.