Southampton could be 'in the market' for two strikers at St Mary's

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Southampton could look to sign two strikers this summer, according to The Sun journalist Tom Barclay.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side scored only 42 goals in the Premier League last season and will be hoping to improve their frontline in the current window.

What are Southampton’s current striker options?

Heading into pre-season, Saints have just two strikers under contract in Che Adams and Adam Armstrong.

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Since last season finished, Southampton have lost Armando Broja, who returned to parent club Chelsea, although he’s expected to be sold before the window closes, with West Ham currently pushing for his signature.

Meanwhile, Shane Long, whose deal officially runs out later this month, is yet to commit his future to the St Mary’s Stadium outfit and could leave once his deal expires and he becomes a free agent.

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As a result, Barclay has a feeling that Hasenhuttl could target two frontmen in the window and give himself four striker options to choose from for the upcoming season.

What did Barclay say about Southampton?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I have a sneaky suspicion that even if they manage to get someone like Liam Delap on loan, they would be in the market for another striker.

“They’ve lost Broja, and at the moment, it looks like Shane Long won’t re-sign, but we will wait to see on that one, although if those two are out the door, that’s two strikers down.”

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Which strikers have Southampton been linked with?

Southampton are in the market for a second Manchester City youngster after recently securing the services of goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu on a permanent deal, with 19-year-old Delap on Hasenhuttl’s radar.

The teenager has made only a handful of Premier League appearances, but he has caught the eye in Premier League 2 by scoring 32 goals in 32 games.

Southampton are also keen on Sasa Kalajdzi, who’s scored 22 goals in 48 Bundesliga games for Stuttgart, which has alerted the attention of Premier League quartet Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Leicester.

They were also looking to sign ex-Liverpool man Taiwo Awoniyi, but the 20 goals he scored for Union Berlin last season look set to earn him a move back to the Premier League with newly-promoted Nottingham Forest, who are in pole position for his signature.

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