Date: 25th January 2021 at 6:00pm
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Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about news from various Premier clubs.

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One team that Castles briefly spoke about was Southampton as he revealed that the club are looking to bring in a young backup full-back.

The Saints have been linked with a move for Brandon Williams who would fit the mould of a young full-back.

However, nothing has happened with that deal yet but if Castles is to be believed that is the profile of player they are looking for.

He said: (49:58) &8220;You’ve got clubs like Southampton looking for backup full-backs, young backup full-backs, which is a very unusual demand to have in the transfer market.

“Usually if you’re trying to get a backup player midway through a season; it’ usually an experienced one, rather than a young one.”

Do you think Southampton will sign a full-back?

Yes, we will get someone

Yes, we will get someone

No, we won't get anyone

No, we won't get anyone

TIF Thoughts on Southampton’s transfer plans…

The Saints currently have Yan Valery and Kyle Walker-Peters, who are both natural right-backs and then they have Ryan Bertrand, Sam McQueen, and Jake Vokins, who are natural left-backs.

Ralph Hasenhuttl very rarely rotates his first-choice two, which are Walker-Peters and Bertrand who have played 18 and 17 times in the Premier League this season.

However, Bertrand only has until the end of June left on his contract and has so far refused to sign a new deal, which has seen him linked with a move away from the south coast, so if he were to go, then you could see why Southampton might want someone like Williams, that he is a natural left-back.

We will have to see if the Saints get anyone in the remainder of the transfer window, but if Castles is to be believed, they have a clear idea of who they want to sign, which we think is a good thing.