Ralph Hasenhuttl has overseen a busy few months at St Mary’s but could still look to strengthen his squad ahead of the window closing on September 1.
What is the latest transfer news from Southampton?
Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos has emerged as a target for the Saints, with The Athletic reporting that talks have been held with the Portuguese giants over a £25 million move.
The outlet claims that a meeting was held after Benfica beat Midtjylland in their third Champions League qualifying round regarding a potential transfer.
If they succeed with their £25 million offer, Ramos will become their new record signing, surpassing the £20 million paid for Danny Ings in 2019.
However, Newcastle are also understood to be targeting the 21-year-old this summer as they too look to bolster their own attack.
Elsewhere, transfer insider Dean Jones has previously told GiveMeSport that Southampton could still go back in for Armando Broja, following his impressive loan spell last term.
What has Crook said on the club’s business?
Crook understands that Southampton are looking to bring in one or two more players before the window closes.
He adds that the Saints are focusing on adding some more quality to the final third.
When asked how much more business can be expected at Southampton, Crook told GIVEMESPORT: “Probably one to two I’d have thought. They definitely want to strengthen in the forward area.”
What have Southampton been up to this summer?
But the club have busied themselves in the transfer market in preparation for the 2022-23 campaign.
Six new signings have been made at St Mary’s, all of them permanent deals, with over £50 million splashed so far.
Centre-back Armel Bella-Kotchap has committed to life on the south coast following his move from Bochum.