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3 players Hasenhuttl could bring to Southampton

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3 players Hasenhuttl could bring to Southampton

With Ralph Hasenhuttl set to be announced as Southampton manager, who could he bring with him in January?

Southampton are set to announce Ralph Hasenhuttl as their new manager, according to Sky Sports News.

Soon after sacking Mark Hughes, Southampton have acted quickly to bring in his replacement.

Hasenhuttl was most recently at Red Bull Leipzig in the Bundesliga and he has previously managed SpVgg Unterhaching, VfR Aalen and FC Ingolstadt.

The Austrian will have just less than a month to run the rule over his new squad before the January window opens.

And with the Saints in a relegation battle, he is likely to dip into the market in the new year.

Here are three players Hasenhuttl could reunite with at Southampton.

Dayot Upamecano

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Upamecano is widely regarded as one of the best young defenders in Europe.

 

It would be a coup if Southampton could snap up the France under-21 international, who has already played 68 senior games for RB Leipzig.

The 20-year-old is a centre-back and he could replace out-of-sorts Wesley Hoedt in the Southampton side.

Pascal Gross

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While at Ingolstadt, Hasenhuttl worked with creative midfielder Gross, who is now thriving at Brighton.

The 27-year-old has been a standout performer for Brighton in the Premier League, racking up eight goals and eight assists in 44 top flight games.

But could Hasenhuttl convince the ex-Germany youth international to move across the south coast to Southampton?

Davie Selke

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With Danny Ings and Charlie Austin injured, and Manolo Gabbiadini out of form, Southampton might be chasing a striker.

Selke fits the bill as he is a complete striker; standing at over 6ft 4in tall, the former Germany under-21 man is a target man.

And the 23-year-old also knows where the net is, with 15 goals in 25 starts for Hertha Berlin after scoring 24 goals combined for Werder Bremen and RB Leipzig.

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NCTJ-qualified sports journalist with a passion for playing and writing about football. West Ham fan.

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