Sam Gallagher Set to sign new Long Term Contract with Saints.
Monday, 26th Jun 2017 09:17 by Arron Sanders
Arron Sanders looks at the news that Sam Gallagher looks set to sign a new deal at Saints and considers whether he could be the new Harry Kane.
Striker Sam Gallagher is set to sign a new contract with the club, according to a report in yesterdays the Mirror.
Gallagher who spent the 2016/17 season on loan to Blackburn in the Championship, ending with relegation to League One.
Despite their relegation, Gallagher had a breakdown scoring 12 league goals during his time at Ewood Park, attracting many Championship sides attention ahead of the transfer window.
The Southampton staff see Gallagher as one for the future and believe in his ability to break into the first-team again as he did under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino.
The 21-year-old has played 20 times for Southampton’s first-team since coming through the academy, only netting twice and as of yet not setting his career at St Mary's alight.
There are comparisons to be drawn with Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur, Kane's early time at Spurs was spent out on loan at a succession of clubs with varying degrees of success.
The arrival of Mauricio Pochettino in the summer of 2014 did not seem to help his cause and Spurs dangled him in front of Saints as they tried to prise Morgan Schneiderlin away from St Mary's, they failed and initially Kane was used mainly in the Europa League rather than the Premier and initially Pochettino did not seem to rate him, but he had to bow to pressure not just from the fans to include him in the side, but Kane himself who once in could not stop scoring. interestingly not making his first Premier League start till mid November.
Saints could have had Harry Kane, but considered that Gallagher might well be better and turned the deal down, could that decision yet prove to be a wise one ?
What do you make of Gallagher signing a new contract with the club? Could he become our version of Harry Kane in the future?
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