Southampton could be set to recapture one of their old loanees if reports are to be believed…
According to transfer insider Dean Jones, Ralph Hasenhuttl could be set to reunite with former loanee Armando Broja.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he stated: “It does look like they’re going to struggle for goals. They could still go back in for Broja.
“All the time that he stays at Chelsea, and other clubs look elsewhere, it builds the case that Southampton could yet go back for Broja. I wouldn’t totally rule that one out.”
The Saints are a side crying out for a striker, as they became incredibly reliant on the Albanian’s presence up top alongside whoever his strike partner may have been.
They have been scampering for a replacement, however to get him back to the club would make the most sense as he featured 32 times last season.
The only stumbling block could be the reported £50m fee, which may prove insurmountable.
Despite only scoring six league goals, at the age of just 20 he still has so much room left to grow.
Southampton are a side renowned for their youth development, and under Hasenhuttl these numbers can only increase. He has all the attributes to become a top striker.
Last season he ranked in the 86th percentile for aerials won per 90, which would be particularly important for the coming season to bring the likes of Sekou Mara into play.
The two could quickly form a wonderful partnership together and prop up the Saints’ strike force for many years to come.
Alex Goldberg was quoted as labelling the forward as “insanely strong”, highlighting the danger of him running with the ball on the counter and indeed, he’d be an insanely good signing for Hasenhuttl and co this summer. His frightening speed combined with his 6 foot 2 frame makes him a physical anomaly, akin to the likes of Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.
The Saints boss will be hoping that if he can tempt Broja to one more season at the St Mary’s Stadium, he might see the vision that could see him battling for golden boot awards with the Norwegian goal machine. Who knows how high his ceiling can go?