Southampton transfer priority is a winger

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is in need a wide man before the end of the transfer window as he looks to complete his summer rebuilding job at St Mary's.

The Dutch manager has already brought in seven players since taking the Saints' hot-seat, but is keen on adding to that with another player in his attacking ranks.

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With Jay Rodriguez not set to return from injury for another month or two, and with pace an essential part of the modern-day attack, Koeman looks set to dip into the market in the next seven days.

Incoming transfers

Speaking to the Southern Daily Echo, Koeman confirmed that those in charge at the club knew what was needed, and though they have little time left to do it, he is confident they will get across the line.

“We know inside what we need in the time we have,” he said.

“We will work to bring in one or two players. We need that - it will be a long season in England and on Tuesday we play in the League Cup and with that you need enough players of quality to give the competition in the squad.”

Winger needed

Who that will be remains a mystery, but with Tottenham winger Andros Townsend one player linked to the club, it seems that Koeman is in the market for a wide player.

Having already brought Dusan Tadic to the club, a player who already seems at home in the Premier League with two eye-catching performances so far, it leaves Koeman needing another player, perhaps less tricky and instead more direct that Tadic for the opposite flank.

It is an option Southampton lack for the time being, with Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse taking up that role so far this season - although neither are entirely comfortable there.

The next level

The incoming player might just be that little bit extra that Koeman needs to take his team to the next level, and following a decent start to the new campaign, it might just put them where they want to go.

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