Date: 2nd July 2019 at 5:35pm
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Southampton could be on the verge of selling striker Sam Gallagher, according to a report from Sky Sports News.

The Sun journalist Alan Nixon had earlier reported that Blackburn were keen to sign the 23-year-old, but SSN are now reporting Wigan are very interested in the forward.

In the past four seasons, Gallagher has spent time away from St Mary’s with loan spells at Birmingham, Blackburn, and MK Dons. He did remain with the club last season. However, he failed to make an impression in the first-team and his four appearances all came from the bench.

Having joined the club as a trainee, the lack of game time is why he may feel it is the time to move on. Of his 22 Premier League appearances, 19 of them have been as a sub. Transfermarkt value him at £2.7million.

There appears to be no sentiment with Ralph Hasenhuttl, Gallagher’s possible transfer follows yesterday’s departure of Matt Targett, another academy graduate.

It was believed Brentford may have also made a bid for Gallagher, but Sky claim the London club are not interested.

With the arrival of Che Adams on Monday, the club are now overstocked in the striker department, so Gallagher may not even be the last forward to leave this summer.

 

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