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Eintracht Frankfurt Defender On Saints Radar
Tuesday, 11th Aug 2020 17:08

Saints are expected to improve their squad this summer, with the centre of defence seemingly a position they are keen to improve.

A deal for defender Mohamed Salisu has been close to completion for several weeks, but reports suggest he may not be the only centre back to arrive.

Eintracht Frankfurt defender Martin Hinteregger is a target for Southampton, with a €25m offer ‘in the room’.

A report in England recently linked Hinteregger with a move to the South Coast, and that has now been covered in Germany.

Eintracht Frankfurt want to improve their squad and to do so they need to sell and are looking at their options in all such departments and whom they could sell to raise funds to buy.

Hinteregger is one such player who could provide funds to but two players and, according to the a German newspaper, is ‘not only associated’ with Southampton and coach Ralph Hasenhüttl, but also ‘coveted’ by the Saints, and a ‘whopping’ €25m bid is ‘actually in the room’.

The Austrian Central defender at 27 and with 124 Bundesliga appearances to his name as well as a similar number in his native Austria has the experience necessary to partner the likes of the incoming Mohammed Salisu as well as Jan Bednarek and althouh this might limit the playing time of Jack Stephens in a back four could also offer Ralph Hasenhuttl the opportunity to play three at the back in some games.

Hinteregger does not have appeared to have played under Hasenhuttl atany time during his career but will have faced his teams on the pitch during his time in both Austria and Germany, but is this rumour one of any substance or just the German media putting two Austrians together and making 5.

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andywelsh added 17:50 - Aug 11
I know you would love us to be in for this guy because you believe we need an experienced head at the back but this doesn’t fit with either Hassenhuttl’s or Southampton’s vision. So although you may well have a point this guy is simply too old and too expensive for us to contemplate.
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ElijahK added 18:04 - Aug 11
I mean yeah we of course wouldn’t mind another defender so we’d have two backup players, but really I’d prefer that if all this 25mill for the defender is true, that we spend this 25mill along with what we got for selling Hojbjerg to get a decent replacement in midfield like Weston Mckennie or someone of his quality who could get us back to the levels we were at with Koeman and Potch. Because in the end we’ve got a new defender and towards the end of the season Stephens and Bednerak we’re doing great anyway, and we’re looking like Walker-Peters is a done deal, so I personally think that we’re only desperate for another player in central midfield and until we’ve got a decent one there to replace Hojbjerg I real,y don’t want us to start concentrating on getting a player in a position where we have many options over one where we have far too few
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redandwhitedee added 18:25 - Aug 11
2 incoming CB’s simply replace the 3 who left / will leave. Yoshida, Horst, vestergaard.

Plus Alfie Jones and Tom O’connor who both went to Gillingham on loan as CBs returned after very successful loans as defensive mid and left back respectively. So another 2 CBS effectively left the squad.
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redandwhitedee added 18:26 - Aug 11
2 incoming CB’s simply replace the 3 who left / will leave. Yoshida, Hoedt, vestergaard.

Plus Alfie Jones and Tom O’connor who both went to Gillingham on loan as CBs returned after very successful loans as defensive mid and left back respectively. So another 2 CBS effectively left the squad.
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erick added 18:37 - Aug 11
Saints ain't in for the defender, plus Weston it's the agent driving up the rumours.
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erick added 18:41 - Aug 11
Salisu is in to replace danso who left, otherwise saints need to sell in order to buy, saints looking to offload more than 6 players, hoedt, lemina, guido, gunn, hesketh, Reed,
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