Saints Tracking Red Bull Salzburg Star
Wednesday, 20th Jun 2018 09:21
Saints have history with Red Bull Salzburg having signed Sadio Mane from them back in 2014 and also playing a pre season game there the following year, they could be shopping there again.
The target this time according to The Mirror is Amadou Haidara the 20 year old Mali International who has been with the Austrian club for two seasons since arriving from his native country.
His first season was spent out on loan to RB Salzburg's affiliated club FC Liefering in the Austrian 2nd tier and he returned to the club in 2017 and broke through in a big way helping RB Salzburg to not only the Austrian title but the semi final's of the Europa League where they narrowly lost to Olympic Marseille.
Described as a midfielder able to play mainly centrally but also out wide he has been identified by Salzburg's sister club Red Bull Leipzig as a potential replacement for Naby Keita, who joins Liverpool this summer having also had a spell at RB Salzburg.
Saints will also have competition from Tottenham if the media reports are correct, the fee for Haidara seems to be starting at £15 million with the question being does the player himself want to play in the Premier League and if so does he want to play regularly.
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