Southampton are plotting a swoop to sign RB Leipzig defender Willi Orban, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper claimed in their live transfer blog on Wednesday [11:34am] that the Saints are considering a move for the 26-year-old Hungary international, who was made captain at RB Leipzig when Ralph Hasenhuttl was in charge there.
Orban has remained captain since Hasenhuttl’s departure, and it now seems as though the Saints manager is keen on a reunion with the defensive powerhouse.
Good move for Southampton?
Orban is a top-class defender in the German Bundesliga, and he is someone who Hasenhuttl knows well.
The Mail reports that the Southampton boss sees key organisation and leadership skills in the German-born centre-back, who earned his first four caps for Hungary in 2018.
If Hasenhuttl knows him well and knows how to get the best out of him them Saints fans should be very excited about the prospect of signing the 26-year-old centre-back, who also has the ability to play the ball out of the back and play as a defensive midfielder if needed.
This is Futbol rating 9/10
Likely to happen?
Southampton will have to get a move on if they want to strike an agreement with RB Leipzig.
It is going to be hard to convince the German club to part ways with their captain, who has been a key player in their first team this season by appearing 21 times across all competitions.
Hasenhuttl’s draw might be key to this deal, but it seems too soon to say for sure whether or not this deal is a goer.
This is Futbol rating 5/10