Date: 18th July 2019 at 7:49am
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Southampton are interested in signing Francis Amuzu, according to Het Laatste Nieuws.

They claim the Anderlecht winger could become the second player to join the club from the Belgian league this summer, following in the footsteps of Moussa Djenepo.

It is believed that Anderlecht would rather retain the Belgium U21 international, but the player only has one more year remaining on his current contract. So, they may have to sell the attacker now or risk losing him for nothing next year.

The 19-year-old made 28 league appearances last season, scoring two goals and providing three assists

And he would appear to fit a profile Ralph Hassenhutl is keen on signing this summer. He is young, a goal threat, and versatile: although he is predominately a left-sided winger, he can operate all along the attacking line.

Other arrivals at St Mary’s this summer, Djenepo and Che Adams, can also play in multiple positions. Both are under the age of 25, so it would appear the manager is trying to add goals to the team whilst also bringing the age of the side down.

The report claims Southampton face competition for his signature from Germany and Premier League rivals, Brighton. At this point, it is unclear whether Hasenhuttl would see Amuzu as part of the first-team or a player for the future.

 

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