Utrecht’s young goal-machine Sebastian Haller is a wanted man this January and with 10 strikes in 15 Eredivisie games so far this season that’s perhaps no surprise.
The Cutter understands Southampton have now joined Sunderland and Norwich in a keenly contested pursuit for the French Under 21 international who has been in sensational form this term continuing his development that saw him awarded his club’s Player of the Year in 2014/15. You can check here.
The 21 year old Frenchman’s exploits have now caught the full attention of Saints boss Ronald Koeman who is desperate to solve a goal-scoring crisis at St Marys that’s seen his striking duo Graziano Pelle and Shane Long bag just one apiece in the last nine Premier League games.
Having run the rule over several options – including Wolves’ Benik Afobe – Koeman believes Haller is the perfect fit with his age particularly appealing to the Dutch coach.
The fee is mooted to be around £8m which is a bargain for this…..