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Leipzig interest in Abraham may help Southampton land striker Augustin

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Leipzig interest in Abraham may help Southampton land striker Augustin

Red Bull Leipzig are reportedly ready to battle for Tammy Abraham, and Southampton have been linked with their striker Jean-Kevin Augustin.

Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig are ready to enter the battle to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea this summer, according to the Sun.

Abraham has been tearing it up on loan at Aston Villa this season and they report that Leipzig are waiting to see if he gets promoted with the Midlands club before making a bid.

Chelsea’s transfer ban apparently adds another layer of complexity to the situation, but Abraham is unsurpisingly not short on suitors after an outstanding campaign.

 

But one of Leipzig’s strikers – Jean-Kevin Augustin – has recently been linked (Daily Mail) with a £35m switch to Southampton this summer.

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And if Leipzig do manage to lure Abraham to Germany, where he will hope to enjoy the same kind of Bundesliga success as Jadon Sancho, surely Augustin will be even closer to the exit door.

Southampton could do with some more firepower to propel Ralph Hasenhuttl’s new-look team up into mid-table where they should be, and will hope Augustin can be that man.

That said, perhaps they should try and cut out the middle man and bid directly for Abraham, given how rampant he has been in front of goal for Villa this year – but it remains to be seen where the young Lion’s future lies.

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