Southampton have been very active in the transfer window so far this summer, bringing in a lot of young talents for the future, and it seems as if they are set to complete a double swoop from Tottenham Hotspur.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have already brought in Gavin Bazunu and Romeo Lavia from Manchester City and they look set to poach some more talents from a fellow Champions League outfit in the coming days.
According to Fabrizio Romano: “Southampton are set to sign England U16 talents Sam Amo-Ameyaw and Jayden Meghoma from Tottenham. Full agreement in place for €1m total fee.”
Amo-Ameyaw is a winger and Meghoma is a left-back, and while we are unlikely to see the teenagers feature for Southampton’s first-team anytime soon, the club clearly has a long-term plan for them.
The Saints are clearly offering these players a clearer pathway into the first team in order to sign them permanently and it could prove to be superb long-term business by the club, especially if they prove themselves in a similar way to Valentino Livramento and Kyle Walker-Peters, who have both been very shrewd acquisitions in recent seasons.
This transfer strategy is likely to reap rewards both on and off the pitch, as we have seen with Livramento, who was superb in the first-team after signing from Chelsea‘s academy last summer, with reports linking him with Manchester United before his injury, while the Blues also have a £38m buy-back clause.
Southampton have long held a reputation of developing young talents, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and club captain James Ward-Prowse having all started their careers with the South Coast club.
While it is difficult to say whether Amo-Ameyaw or Meghoma will go on to have similarly impressive careers to any of those three, it is certainly good to see Southampton working hard to identify the best young talents in the country, something that will no doubt excite supporters.