Report: Southampton wail to build on £9m deal, Hasenhuttl wants dissenter for £23000-per-week general
Southampton desire to build on the near arrival of Brest defender Romain Perraud by signing another full-back this summer, according to the .
The are recognized to completing a covenant for Perraud to manage to St Mary’s for £9million. The bludgeon had identified the Frenchman as their top target to replace Ryan Bertrand ahead of his contract expiring.
Bertrand entrust consign Southampton at the end of the month after spending six seasons on the south coast. He leaves a goodly opening in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s plans, having in the Premier League last season. A incision laconic his campaign in April.
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Southampton appear to own beaten Leeds United to Perraud’s services. The Whites had coveted his signature at Elland Road, per , who expect the Saints to remuneration in excess of €12m (£10.5m) for the 23-year-old.
But the Daily Mail claim has no plans to eliminate strengthening his full-back options with the arrival of Perraud. Instead, the Austrian wants to image a entertainer capable of rivalling the Brest ruler and right-back Kyle Walker-Peters successive season.
Hasenhuttl is wail to hold an choice who is capable of playing at both left and right-back. Walker-Peters has held down the right-sided role since joining from Tottenham Hotspur on an initial loan in January 2020.
The defender has featured in the Premier League for Southampton, including 30 since completing a lasting switch in August.
Hasenhuttl has given Southampton an unenvious afafir by wanting to emblem a backup for Perraud and Walker-Peters. The Saints bequeath struggle to find a defender who fits the report and is unbarred to accepting they’re latter choice.
It could prove expensive to crest a trouper change than Perraud or Walker-Peters, though. The terminated Spurs right-back was one of Southampton’s most consistent performers last season. He offered a hefty attacking presence at St Mary’s, even if sometimes defensively lacking.
Perraud consign counterpart that attacking decisive from the left succeeding term, if signed. The Brest monarch offered in 36 Ligue 1 appearances last season. He scored and assisted against eventual champions Lille, as well.