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Southampton linked with Lukaku signing

Saints are linked with signing Jordan Lukaku, younger brother of Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku.

SS Lazio Travel To Bucarest Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images

Southampton are keen on signing Lazio’s Jordan Lukaku, according to Italian outlets such as Il Tempo [H/T Sports Witness].

Lukaku, brother to Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, is a left back who can also be used in an advanced position out wide on the left flank.

The 23 year old made Belgium’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but failed to make the final 23-man squad picked by former Everton and Wigan Athletic boss Robert Martinez.

While not always a starter for Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio, Lukaku made 44 appearances for the Rome club in all competitions last season, netting a single goal.

At present, Saints are brimming with left-sided defenders in Ryan Bertrand, Matt Targett and Sam McQueen. But all three players have been linked with moves away from the club in recent times.

As for Lukaku, the report claims he is longing for a move to a Premier League club to be closer to his big brother.