Southampton have been linked with a move to sign Aberdeen striker Bojan Miovski before Friday’s deadline but will need to pay more than his rating if they are to land him, according to the Press and Journal.
The 24-year-old played a starring role in the SPFL last season, scoring 16 league goals which has attracted the interest of several clubs before the window slams shut, with Russell Martin’s Southampton being one of them.
Who is Bojan Miovski?
The North Macedonian international arrived at Aberdeen in July 2022, following a six-figure switch from Hungarian side MTK Budapest and has become an instant hit amongst the club’s supporters.
He began in fine form, scoring five goals in his first five league matches and finished the SPFL campaign with 16 goals, plus an additional two in the Scottish League Cup, as well as contributing to three further assists.
A strong start
Southampton have begun the 2023/24 Championship season with a flourish, picking up ten points from their first four matches and are yet to taste defeat in the league since their relegation from the Premier League last season.
Che Adams rescued a winner for Southampton on the opening day, before an entertaining 4-4 draw with Norwich. The club have since bounced back with back-to-back 2-1 wins against Plymouth Argyle and QPR.
A Che Adams Replacement?
Striker Che Adams was left out of the Southampton squad to face QPR, but that wasn’t transfer related according to the manager.
However, Adams has been linked with a switch to Everton, although it is unclear as to whether he will be allowed to leave this week. Regardless of that, Miovski is a different type of forward to Adams which suggests the Adams situation won’t affect any deal for the Aberdeen man.
Southampton have had an excellent start to the season, remaining unbeaten and having goals from across the forward line including Che Adams, Adam Armstrong and Samuel Edozie.
Miovski has earned the right to move out of the SPFL based on his impressive performances for Aberdeen and at a little over £4 million, the Saints would arguably be getting a bargain deal.