This week has seen reports about the future of Southampton striker Manalo Gabbiadini return to the press.
The 26-year-old has featured in four games for manager Mark Hughes so far in 2018/19 but his only start came in the EFL Cup tie against Brighton and Hove Albion, and even then Hughes still substituted him late on so he didn’t get the full 90 minutes.
With ongoing confusion about our starting XI selections in attack under the gaffer, it was bound to be only a matter of time before the previous speculation was rehashed given the links we saw concerning Napoli or a return to Italy over the summer.
Italian outfit Calciomercato have apparently done just that and the only change that I can see is instead of talking about a move in the summer, that word has now been replaced by January.
Gabbiadini’s agent – as previously covered – had ruled out a move over the last window but if game time doesn’t change you can make your own minds up if that standpoint will.
In the meantime, most fans will continue wondering what is going on behind the scenes given Gabbiadini’s quality when serviced correctly.