Saints head the listing of golf equipment round Europe within the race for the signature of Norwegian winger with Swiss membership resigned to dropping one of their very best avid gamers
SOUTHAMPTON were monitoring FC Basel superstar Mohamed Elyounoussi as they contemplate a January bid for the winger.
Elyounoussi has emerged as one of the most efficient avid gamers in Switzerland after a string of spectacular presentations for his facet.
And that has stuck the eye of a host of golf equipment throughout Europe, with Saints reportedly main the race for his signature.
Swiss paper Blick say a scout from Southampton travelled to watch the Norwegian global in motion remaining weekend.
And he was once stated to be taking masses of notes as Elyounoussi grew to become in an outstanding show as Basel beat Lausanne Four-1.
He scored one and arrange any other within the spectacular away victory which noticed Basel stay up the drive on early leaders Young Boys on the most sensible of the Swiss Super League.
Elyounoussi has additionally inspired within the Champions League this season, and scored any other function on Tuesday within the 2-Zero win at Benfica.
Despite being beneath contract till 2021, it’s understood officers at Basel are resigned to dropping the participant both in January or the tip of this season.
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They are conscious of a rising quantity of golf equipment who’ve been staring at him over the last thru months, and would in finding it exhausting to flip down a tight charge for him.
In a super international they would wish to stay Elyounoussi till the summer season to assist their struggle to win the league this season.
But must a membership are available in with an be offering of round Â£12million they might promote up subsequent month when the switch window opens.
Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino remains to be making an attempt to evolve his facet since taking rate at St Maryâs over the summer season.
He has evaluated the power of his present squad, and is now in a position to make adjustments to assist improve the membershipâs problem for a most sensible part end.
But he’s going to have to promote avid gamers to steadiness the books at the south coast, with the likes of Shane Long and Manolo Gabbiadini in all probability surplus to necessities.