Reporter for The Sun Tom Barclay thinks that Southampton will enter the market in January if the right player comes up.
During the summer transfer window, Southampton made eight new signings as manager Ralph Hasenhuttl looked to strengthen his playing staff, as, Lyanco, Armando Broja, Theo Walcott, Tino Livramento, Romain Perraud, Dynel Simeu, Thierry Small and Adam Armstrong all put pen-to-paper on deals at St Mary’s.
Strengthening in the attacking areas of the pitch was vital for Southampton, as they lost their top goal scorer from the last couple of seasons Danny Ings to Aston Villa during the summer for an undisclosed fee.
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Looking forward to the January transfer window, Barclay told This is Futbol: “From a Southampton point of view, I think the CEO Martin Semmens has already suggested if the right player comes up, they will look to go into the market in January.”
In recent years Southampton have done loan deals during the January window, as in January 2021, the Saints completed the loan signing of Takumi Minamino from Liverpool, with the 26-year-old scoring two goals in ten appearances for the club and helping them to a 15th place Premier League finish.
In the previous winter window (2020) Southampton signed Kyle Walker-Peters on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, where he made ten appearances, before making the permanent switch to St Mary’s for a fee believed to be around £12million according to Hampshire Live.