Monday, September 26, 2022

Southampton Linked With This Barcelona Forward: Why Pellegrino Needs To Get It Done?

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Southampton have started their season on a bit of a mixed note in the Premier League, having won and drawn two matches each. The situation might be a bit alarming for them after their last match though, with the Saints losing their third match of the season and second in a row in the competition to stand at the 12th position in the league table.

However, the South Coast club are not losing hope as of yet and are gearing up to revamp their team for the matches in the future. They are eyeing a number of players who might give them the much-needed impetus to turn their season around by scoring goals and helping them to get back to winning ways.

As per reports, the Premier League club are interested in the Spanish forward Paco Alcacer, who is currently plying his trade for the former La Liga champions Barcelona. The 24-year-old old has failed to establish himself as a regular member of the team since his arrival at Nou Camp in 2016 and there is a possibility of him leaving the side in the next transfer window.

The player has been far from his brilliant form that he displayed for his former club Valencia and has fallen down the pecking order in the Catalan side of late. The Spanish striker made 124 appearances for his former club and scored 43 goals for them, which made him a fan favourite in no time. However, he failed to deliver the same way for the Blaugrana and might be offloaded very soon.

Southampton are in search of a genuine striker who can perform continuously for them and can score on regular basis. With the Barcelona forward eying a fresh start, there might be an opportunity for the Saints to get the former Valencia striker into their side in the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old has failed to impress at his current club and has scored only eight goals so far for the former Spanish champions. A potential move to the South Coast club might be beneficial for both the player and the outfit as they might complement each other.

However, the fast-paced style of English football might be tough for Paco Alcacer to handle, as he has no prior experience of playing in the aforementioned league but it might not take very long for an immensely experienced player like him to settle into life and lead the Saints to a comfortable position in the Premier League.

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