Date: 19th September 2019 at 6:00am
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The September international break may well be behind Southampton and most fans will still have eyes on the Sheffield United victory last weekend, but the January transfer window starts to edge closer now and we’re already seeing some speculation rear its head – this week, Motherwell attacker, James Scott.

The original report seems to have appeared over the weekend, but I’ve only just caught wind of the claims, but there’s not a lot of substance in the suggestions in any event.

Southampton are namechecked alongside the likes of Bournemouth, Everton, Sheffield United, Bristol City, Barnsley and Sunderland as having an interest in the 19-year-old versatile forward, and we have apparently watched him in recent weeks.

The Scottish Under 21 international has made brief appearances for his current side in the 2017/18 season, but his real breakthrough came in 2018/19 where he made 12 appearances in the Scottish Premiership, returning his first career goal as he helped them to victory over Dundee in April. He’s featured for the side ten times so far this year, already adding a further three goals to his tally, so in terms of Southampton’s philosophy on transfers under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, he does tick a number of boxes even if the rumour is generic and as well as being capable of playing through the middle, he also operates on the wing.

Maybe a name to remember as January moves closer?

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