Southampton summer target Kamil Jozwiak will have Ralph Hasenhuttl frustrated over the deal that never came. The 22-year-old’s solid performance on the international stage has highlighted how much he could have contributed to the south coast side.
Poland were victorious in their most recent UEFA Nations League fixture against Bosnia and Herzegovina. A convincing 3-0 victory saw Jozwiak provide an assist for Robert Lewandowski’s opener, showcasing his ability to feed a world star like his attacking teammate.
Southampton have improved their attack with the loan signing of Theo Walcott, who has already identified Kyle Walker-Peters as a strong player on the training pitch. The two could conjure up some very threatening passages of play down the right-hand side, but Hasenhuttl’s left-flank could do with a bit of sprucing up.
Whilst Nathan Redmond has been a standout performer for the Saints in the past, last season was a little underwhelming on his part. In 32 Premier League matches, the England international notched four goals and four assists (via Transfermarkt). Certainly not worrying numbers for a winger, but if Southampton are looking to climb up the league table, they need an influential wide-man to assist Danny Ings.
Jozwiak’s ability to pick out Lewandowski for Poland showcases his flair and creativity. He also boasted a stellar 100% passing accuracy, along with making two key passes and creating an additional big chance for his country (via Sofascore). Jozwiak was also the most fouled player in the game, clearly forcing the opposition’s hand when trying to defend against him.
The Saints had their eyes on the young playmaker during the summer window, with former club Lech Poznan reportedly looking for a dirt cheap fee of £3.5million in order to let him leave (as per Deich Stube, via HITC). However, despite their interest, Derby County swooped in and signed Jozwiak instead, which will undoubtedly have Hasenhuttl green with envy right about now following his stellar Nations League display.