Saints Tracking Barcelona Starlet !
Tuesday, 11th Jul 2017 11:33
Saints are said to be looking at swooping in Spain but face other Premier League competiton in ther quest to land the latest hot prospect at Barcelona.
Premier League clubs Crystal Palace and West Ham are joining Saints in considering a swoop for Barcelona youngster Munir El Haddadi.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Valencia, scoring 6 goals in 32 appearances for the Spanish club.
Munir came through the youth ranks at Barcelona but has struggled to nail down a regular first-team spot at the Neu Camp with such an array of experienced talent ahead of him and with hsi progress blocked is touted for a move away to further his career.
The opening bids are said to be around £7 million although Barca want around £12 million for a player who made his first team debut 3 years ago but has since managed only 26 appearances for Barca in Liga 1, prompting the succesful season long loan at Valencia last term.
His initial form for Barca in 2014 won him a call up to the Spanish squad and a single cap in September of that year, however his failure to oust the sperstars of Barca has seen his International career stall.
A report from FourFourTwo magazine once noted his composure on the ball, tricks, speed, and highlighted his finishing ability and set-pieces, that sounds very much like the description of either Dusan Tadic or Sofiane Boufal and his arrival would surely see the departure of at least one of them.
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