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Southampton should use Ralph Hasenhuttl links to sign Diego Demme

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Southampton should use Ralph Hasenhuttl links to sign Diego Demme

Diego Demme worked with Ralph Hasenhuttl at Red Bull Leipzig.

New Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will already be devising his January transfer plans after taking over in midweek.

Southampton decided to sack Mark Hughes and they have gone for the risky option of giving the job to Hasenhuttl.

Most recently at Red Bull Leipzig, Hasenhuttl’s immediate task will be to steer Southampton clear of the relegation zone.

And his quest for survival could he helped by some new additions in the January transfer market.

Hasenhuttl could look to his former club RB Leipzig for some inspiration and Diego Demme would be a good signing.

 

The 27-year-old is a target for West Ham, according to The Daily Mail, but Southampton should enter the race as Hasenhuttl is their trump card.

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The once-capped Germany international, who has been with RB Leipzig since 2014, fits the bill as an ideal holding midfielder for the Saints.

In 13 Bundesliga games this season, Demme has made an impressive total of 40 tackles, according to Who Scored.

Alongside his tally of 15 interceptions, 11 clearances and two blocks, this shows just how much of a rock Demme can be in midfield.

Demme has also made an impressive 820 with a completion rate of 83.9 per cent, per Who Scored’s statistics.

This shows that he can be the perfect deep-lying playmaker in Hasenhuttl’s system, protecting the back four with his defensive work and starting attacks with his passing.

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

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