April 18, 2024

St Mary’s has made a transfer breakthrough.

An exciting transfer rumour claims that Southampton have completed a deal with a “very, very good” Premier League player to join to St Mary’s Stadium this month.

Southampton transfer rumors and ambitions for promotion
The Saints are currently in good form in the Championship, putting pressure on Leicester City and Ipswich Town above them in the table. Russell Martin’s team is third in the division, and it appears like they have more momentum than practically everyone else.

While Martin has developed an impressive group at St Mary’s and retained players who played in the Premier League last season, some new faces could arrive during the January transfer window.

It’s fair to assume that a number of players have been connected with moves to Southampton, with versatile West Ham defender Ben Johnson supposedly being one of them. Ussumane Djalo, a young Porto midfielder, is another rumoured target in what could be an interesting piece of business.

There are also some players who could leave the Saints in the opposite direction, such as striker Che Adams, who is expected to join Wolves before the end of the month. Now, important transfer news has emerged, indicating that the south coast club is on the cusp of finalizing a new signing.

Southampton have reached an agreement with Joe Rothwell

According to The Daily Echo, Southampton have agreed to recruit Bournemouth midfielder Joe Rothwell on loan for the rest of the season this month.

“Saints have agreed a loan deal for Bournemouth’s Joe Rothwell, according to the Daily Echo.” Rothwell, 29, has appeared in 11 Premier League games for the Cherries under Andoni Iraola this season.

“His only three league starts this season came in Bournemouth’s first three games.” Southampton’s sixth loan acquisition of the season will be the midfielder. Championship clubs can sign and register more than five loan players, but they can only list five in any matchday squad.”

 

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This is fantastic news for Southampton, as Rothwell is not the most outstanding footballer in the world, but he brings a wealth of experience and depth to the midfield.

The 29-year-old, described as a “super talent” by previous manager Tony Mowbray, has 31 Premier League matches to his name, performing a decent job for a Bournemouth club impressing under Andoni Iraola, and the Cherries coach lauded him following a recent battle with West Ham, saying:

“I thought he played very well.” He performed admirably. True, he made a mistake for the goal, but I believe he has kept the team together.”

Rothwell might make an impact for Southampton in their promotion campaign, possibly coming in as a starter and, at worst, operating as a good bench player.

 

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