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Southampton should cash in on Josh Sims

Southampton winger Josh Sims is attracting interest this month as a result of his impressive performances on loan with Doncaster Rovers, and the South Coast club should cash in on the 23-year-old, in order to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of the season.

It was reported earlier this month by Football Insider that both Doncaster and Championship side QPR are keen on signing the Saints academy graduate during the current transfer window.

Sims’ contract with Southampton expires at the end of this season and therefore, despite his strong form at the moment, Martin Semmens may be best served by cashing in on the winger this month.

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In his time with Darren Moore’s side in League One, the 23-year-old would contribute three goals and seven assists in 14 appearances, averaging an assist every two games, so he had clearly established himself as a key player with the South Yorkshire outfit.

He has now returned to Southampton but considering he hasn’t featured on the bench recently, despite the South Coast club’s lack of options on the wing at the moment, it seems clear that he doesn’t have a future in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

Therefore, if QPR or Doncaster do make an approach for the winger, or any other side for that matter, then Southampton should try and cash in on the £1.44 million-rated man.

During his time with the League One side, Sims admitted that he is now in the stage of his career where he needs to be playing regular football, something he was never really able to achieve with Southampton, so it seems as if he is keen to leave the Saints in the near future.

In total, he managed 27 appearances for the South Coast club, contributing no goals and three assists, with a long-term knee injury setting back his progress in 2017.

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Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem likely that he will feature again any time soon for Southampton’s first-team, so Semmens should cash in on him now rather than losing him for free at the end of the season.

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