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Southampton linked to young French striker Sebastien Haller

Not satisfied with signing Sofiane Boufal only, Southampton are now linked to another player before the transfer window slams shut.

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With the summer transfer window's close looming overhead, plenty of Southampton fans are itching for a couple of new recruits following the club-record signing of Sofiane Boufal on Monday afternoon.

Earlier today, reports emerged of Saints' alleged interest of young French striker Sebastien Haller, who is presently plying his trade in Holland for FC Utrecht.

Michiel Jongsma, a respected authority on Dutch football, thinks a deal between Saints and Utrecht is likely, as well as Haller being a good (yet raw) addition to Southampton's attacking options.

Standing at 6'2", Haller netted 19 goals in 37 appearances for Utrecht in the Eredivisie last season, winning the club's Player of the Year award.

He also had three goals from four matches in the fledgling 2016/17 campaign, with a further nine goals in 14 appearances for the France U21 team to his credit.

Earlier in August, The Daily Mail linked both Newcastle United and Everton to the 22-year-old Frenchman's services.