Back in August 2020, Crystal Palace failed to sign Armel Bella-Kotchap after submitting a bid to VfL Bochum, before Southampton wrapped up a deal in June earlier this year. At the time of interest from Crystal Palace, The Athletic claimed the south Londoners and VfL Bochum were not far away from agreeing a fee for the Germany Under-21 international. However, a deal failed to materialise, and Southampton signed the 20-year-old for just £8.6m earlier this summer.
MORE TO COME FROM ME – OBAFEMI
Swansea City striker Michael Obafemi has told the fans to expect more from him ahead of next season after his strong end to the just concluded English Championship season. The former Southampton player talked about what to expect him in a chat with the Swansea City website.
Republic of Ireland international Obafemi struggled for goals in the opening weeks of his Swansea City career following his move from Premier League club Southampton last summer. The Welsh team paid around £2m to secure his transfer from the Saints. Obafemi signed a three-year deal with the Swans until 2024. He scored just once at Swansea City until February 2022 at the start of his career in Wales. The goal came during the 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City in October 2021. Irish striker Obafemi finished the season as one of the most in-form players in the Championship. He scored 11 goals in his last 19 games for his team. Continue reading MORE TO COME FROM ME – OBAFEMI
SOUTHAMPTON SUFFER SECOND SUCCESSIVE LEAGUE DEFEAT
Southampton have now lost their last two Premier League games after they were beaten by Newcastle United in their rescheduled game at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Thursday night. The Saints were on a good run of five games without defeat in the league before the two-game losing run started at Villa Park last weekend.
Ralph Hassenhuttl and his Southampton players began the impressive run of five unbeaten league games after they tasted defeat at Wolves. Raul Jimenez (penalty), ConorCoady and substitute AdamaTraore scored the Wolves goal in the 3-1 home win over the Saints with James Ward-Prowse getting the Southampton goal via a long-range free-kick. They then went on an unbeaten run against teams such as league leaders Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Norwich City and Everton. Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON SUFFER SECOND SUCCESSIVE LEAGUE DEFEAT
SOUTHAMPTON LEADING RACE FOR TEENAGE SENSATION
Premier League outfit Southampton are reportedly leading the race to sign teenage sensation Mohamed-Ali Cho. The Sun reported that the Saints are surprisingly at the forefront of the race to sign the teenage sensation who has been turning heads in the French Ligue 1 this season. The Southampton target has already made 41 appearances in the French top flight.
Cho, 17, has impressed with hisskillful displays and speed. He has parents based in both France and England. The teenager was in the PSG Academy before he spent five years in the youth teams at Merseyside giants Everton. He’s presently on the books of Angers in the French top flight. Southampton target Cho featured for England at the under-16 level and has also represented France at the under-21 level.
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SAINTS RETURN TO TRAINING AFTER INJURY
Southampton midfielder Will Smallbone has handed the South Coast club a big injury boost after returning to training this week in time for the Premier League trip to face holders Manchester City at the weekend. Smallbone posted a photo of himself online while he was in Southampton training. According to him, it is good to be back after a long injury layoff.
Smallbonesustained the dreaded anterior cruciate ligament injury in the Premier League defeat to Leicester City in January. He picked up the long-term injury during the game which ended 2-0 to Leicester City at the expense of the Saints. Continue reading SAINTS RETURN TO TRAINING AFTER INJURY
SOUTHAMPTON WANT £8M FOR LEMINA
Newcastle United might need to pay as much as £8m for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina if they want to sign the Gabonese international during this summer’s transfer window. This is according to the publication via The Athletic which stated that the Saints want the aforementioned transfer fee, add-ons inclusive, if they are to do a deal with the Magpies for the player.
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SAINTS, OTHERS LINKED WITH MORENO
Southampton are one of four British teams interested in a move for Santiago Moreno. Moreno plays his club football for America de Cali in Colombia. The interest of the Saints in the player was revealed via a report from Football Insider.
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KANE LIKELY TO MISS SOUTHAMPTON GAME
Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane is not expected to be risked for the Southampton game in the Premier League on Wednesday night with a big game against Manchester City at the weekend.
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SOUTHAMPTON’S JANKEWITZ REPORTEDLY HANDS IN A TRANSFER REQUEST
The fresh reports coming out of the Southampton camp is that teenager Alexandre Jankewitz has finally handed in a transfer request at the Saint Mary’s Stadium. The youngster has grown disgruntled with life at the Saints and no longer sees himself making it to the first team anytime soon.
SOUTHAMPTON WANT TO SIGN GRAY FROM LEICESTER CITY
According to various reports, Southampton Football Club want to complete the signing of Leicester City outcast Demarai Gray as they look to offer him a platform to rediscover his form and regain his confidence so he can play some football.