Southampton are reportedly looking to bring a new striker to the club before the end of the current summer transfer window.
“He (Sekou Mara) is not the only offensive player we want to bring in. There is still somebody else to come. In the end, we need guys who make a difference up front.”
The south coast club have had a rather productive window of business so far with names such as Joe Aribo, Gavin Bazunu, Mara, Romeo Lavia, Mateusz Lis and Armel Bella-Kotchap all joining Hasenhuttl’s squad ahead of their latest Premier League campaign.
The Saints have also seen some players leave the club either on loan deals or free transfers such as Fraser Forster and Shane Long, among others.
Bearing in mind how Mara has just turned 20 and only has 36 senior club appearances to his name, which came at his previous club Bordeaux where he scored seven goals and provided four assists, it’s easy to see why the Southampton boss would want another striker in his squad.
The St. Mary’s outfit will be without Armando Broja following the end of his loan spell last season and have seen Che Adams linked with a move away from the club, so adding another forward to the squad should be of utmost importance.
With only five clubs, including the three relegated sides, racking up fewer goal-creating actions and goals than the Saints in the Premier League last season, having a player that can not only find the net on a regular basis but help set them up for the team would be an ideal addition to the club.
If the Saints can get their new season off to a strong start and manage to get another centre-forward in before deadline day, this would surely top off what has been a busy summer period for the club, thus leaving the manager delighted in the process.