Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is lining up a reunion with Everton’s Ademola Lookman, according to the Daily Star.
Hasenhuttl was Lookman’s boss on a temporary basis in the second half of last season, when the English wideman joined RB Leipzig on loan and he is reportedly looking to secure a similar agreement to bring him to St Mary’s.
Lookman was kept at Goodison Park this season with a view to increased first team opportunities but they have not materalised even despite the poor form of direct competitor Theo Walcott.
That may convince Lookman to leave and reunite with the manager who brought out arguably the best form of his career in the Bundesliga last season, where he scored five goals and racked up four assists in just 11 league matches.
Southampton have lacked dynamism since the peak of Claude Puel’s range but the arrival of Lookman, coupled with the red-hot form of Nathan Redmond would bring it back.
Hasenhuttl’s vision of football is about high-tempo, counter attacking play and with Redmond on one wing and Lookman on the other, his Saints side would have the pace to make that happen.
With Danny Ings through the middle, the Saints would have an attack capable of making and taking chances; hauling them towards survival in a style the supporters want to watch again.