Former footballer Steve Bull has named Southampton as a potential ideal destination for striker Oli McBurnie this summer.
“I think he could play for like a Burnley or Southampton and be a bit like Danny Ings, that sort of player.
“So I think he’ll move to somewhere like that where they’re going to survive in the Premier League and not be fighting in the Championship for the next year or so.”
Should Southampton pursue Oli McBurnie?
Ralph Hasenhuttl could well be forced into the transfer market this summer should Saints’ top-scorer Danny Ings leave the club, as has been murmured recently with the 28-year-old’s contract situation unresolved.
The Austrian manager currently has Che Adams and Ings as the experienced recognised strikers at his disposal, backed up by youngsters Dan Nlundulu and Michael Obafemi.
Therefore should the three-times capped England ace leave this summer, a striker arrival would be a necessity – although McBurnie’s failings this term wouldn’t suggest he is ready to fill the goalscoring void.