Southampton are being linked with a move for Benfica striker Haris Seferovic. As reported by Record, and relayed by Sport Witness, the Saints have the Swiss international on their radar for the summer.
The 27-year-old has had an incredible season for both club and country. He was the top-scorer in the Portuguese league with champions Benfica. Including his appearances for Switzerland, the striker has scored an impressive 32 goals from 56 games this season. With Switzerland in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League, that tally could grow this summer.
Southampton fans would, however, be right to exercise caution. Seferovic has struggled in the past for consistency during spells at Real Sociedad and Eintracht Frankfurt. The same could have been said about his time at Benfica before this season. In fact, as the Sport Witness report highlights, the Eagles were ready to let him go 12 months ago.
But Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez presents one reason for Southampton to consider this move. He, like Seferovic, struggled to score regularly at Benfica. In fact, in his last season at the Stadium of Light, he managed just eight.
Since his exit, Seferovic has proven himself a superior goal-getter. Jimenez has been one of the surprise hits of the 2018-19 Premier League season. In April, Wolves turned his loan move into a permanent one for a fee reported by the Express and Star to be in the region of £32 million.
If Southampton could get Seferovic for a lesser fee, then they might be on to a superior option.