Southampton Identify Che Adams Replacement

Southampton have switched their attention to the Scottish Premiership and are considering an offer for Aberdeen striker Bojan Miovski, according to Football Scotland.

The Saints maintained their unbeaten start to life in the Championship this afternoon with a 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers at St Mary’s, their third win out of four.

Big-money sales of the likes of Romeo Lavia, Tino Livramento, James Ward-Prowse and Mohammed Salisu have armed the former Premier League team with a hefty war chest, which is set to be bolstered further by the imminent departure of Nathan Tella to Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen and Che Adams to Everton.

Despite that, Southampton have struggled in the transfer market, although it is expected to be a busy week for the south coast team. Swansea City’s Nathan Wood remains a primary target and the loan arrivals of Mason Holgate and Ryan Fraser certainly add to Russell Martin’s options.

Another attacking option remains a priority though, with Football Scotland claiming that Scottish Premiership outfit Aberdeen are bracing themselves for an approach from Southampton for striker Bojan Miovski.

The Macedonian international joined the Dons last summer on a four-year contract from Hungarian club MTK Budapest. He immediately made a big impression at Pittodrie, scoring 18 goals in 42 appearances across all competitions. The 24-year-old has started this campaign in similar fashion and already has three goals in four appearances, including in the 2-2 draw with Hacken in the Europa League qualifier earlier this week.

It is claimed that Aberdeen want more than £4 million to tempt them into selling their star striker, with Russell Martin having been keen on the player since his days at Swansea.

Writer’s View

Miovski has been a big hit at Aberdeen since joining last summer and Southampton will believe that they have a free run at his signature should they launch a bid. £4 million is not a great deal of money for the Saints, but it could make a huge difference to the Scottish club.

They will be reluctant to let the striker leave, particularly as they harness ambitions of reaching the Europa League Group Stage, but the lure of a club that could be playing Premier League football next season may be too big for the player to turn down.

Undoubtedly it is a risky move, but it is one worth taking at the price on offer.

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