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'Insane potential': Some Southampton fans react to reported interest in £4m ace

Southampton fans have welcomed a report linking the St Mary’s Stadium outfit with Matthew Hoppe.

According to 90min.de, the Saints are one of several Premier League teams preparing a bid for the Schalke striker.

As well as Southampton, the likes of Spurs, Newcastle and Wolves are also reportedly eyeing Hoppe.

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Saints could land a bargain

The 20-year-old rose to prominence earlier this year with a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Hoffenheim.

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This sparked a run of five goals in just three games, and Hoppe finished the season with six strikes and an assist from 22 games.

He has also been called up to the United States senior team already, making the bench for the Switzerland friendly in May.

It’s extremely unlikely that the 6ft 3in striker will remain at Schalke, given their relegation from the Bundesliga.

And given their purported financial issues, they could potentially cash in on Hoppe for as little as £4million.

While Southampton fans are especially eager to sign Adam Armstrong, they also wouldn’t mind Hoppe.

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