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Late Deal For Striker On Saints Radar
Monday, 6th Aug 2018 20:53

According to the media Saints might be about to do some late business in the transfer window and bring in a striker.

The Mirror is reporting that Saints might swoop to bring in Paco Alcacer to St Mary'sfrom Barcelona, although it could be a loan deal rather than a permanent move.

Alcacer has been linked with Saints earlier in the summer, but the trail went cold but with the transfer deadline looming it is being suggested that Barcelona are ready to do business but Saints could face competition from West Ham & Leicester.

The Mirror say Barca are ready to do business with any club prepared to meet Alcacer's £3million loan fee and his wages, which are said to be around £80,000-a-week, for his part Mark Hughes has refused to rule out the possibility of some late business at St Mary’s before Thursday’s 5pm deadline and being an ex Barcelona player might hope to pull some strings.

Although Saints fans would prefer a permanent deal, a loan deal might suit Saints, £3 million might seem a big fee for a season long loan, but in reality it is only the same pro rata as buying a player for £12 million for a player on a four year contract, but without the risk of seeing a flop stuck on a long term deal.

We will see in the next day or two whether this deal has any real substance.

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legod7 added 21:06 - Aug 6
There is also a lot of media speculation about a loan deal for Danny Welbeck.

janecook added 22:13 - Aug 6
Think I would sooner have Danny Welbeck at least he has played in the premier league.

Fordy added 23:05 - Aug 6
Nick, it's not really the same as buying a player for 12m on a 4 year contract is it? If the player is good you either extend the contract or sell. If the player is good on a year contract we are back in Toby territory.

redwight added 09:22 - Aug 7
Still think we're missing a trick in Danny Ings.

IWOZTHERE added 11:23 - Aug 7
In the short term we (still) need a targetman who will score a few goals. In the longer term I'm more concerned about the glut of unwanted players and wages commitments we may have next Summer. That's if we can't offload FF and our loanees don't impress and are sent back to us. It could be a financial 'black hole.'

highfield49 added 11:26 - Aug 7
I don't care too much about who the mystery striker might be as long as he is capable of putting the ball in the net with frequency. However, signing a player of the stature of Alacer or Welbeck would be a huge boost to us supporters who frequently have to Google the names of linked players just to find out something of their background. Sure I'd welcome another Pelle and start the search on Google but I'd be ecstatic with a loan for Giroud at the last minute!

Braveheart added 18:53 - Aug 7
I don't know why we are not trying to getting JRod back.


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