Championship promotion hopefuls Southampton are looking to ease the recent injury blow to Ross Stewart by signing a new centre-forward in January, with a prolific talisman from Scotland being eyed up, according to reports.
The Saints are flying in England’s second tier under head coach Russell Martin. After a bumpy September, the club are now 16 games unbeaten in the league and recently thrashed Swansea City, Martin’s former club, to move closer to the automatic promotion spots.
Boxing Day could not have gone any better for Southampton as Leeds United, Ipswich Town and Leicester City all dropped points, meaning Martin’s side were the only team in the top four that picked up a victory.
The emphatic win against the Welsh outfit also meant that Southampton moved above both Leeds and Norwich City in the goalscoring charts, becoming the third-most prolific team in the Championship this season.
Martin’s men also proved that they can score goals without being leaky at the back, having failed to concede a single goal in their last three league outings while scoring ten, which is an incredibly impressive return.
Nevertheless, it was recently revealed by the manager that summer signing Ross Stewart would potentially be absent for the rest of the season, having made merely two appearances in total since his £8 million move from Sunderland just a few months ago.
Furthermore, it has been reported that Che Adams could be on his way out of the club in January, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
Now, the Daily Record are reporting that Martin has turned his attention towards the winter window to add depth to his goalscoring department and is keen to sign Aberdeen’s Bojan Miovski.
Miovski has been in fine form once more this season for the Scottish side, having scored 14 times in 27 appearances in all competitions, but the outlet are claiming that Aberdeen are looking for upwards of £6.5 million to even consider selling him.
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Miovski has been sensational since arriving at Aberdeen and his goalscoring form for the club indicates that Southampton certainly are not the only club keeping tabs on his progress in Scotland.
However, £6.5 million and potentially more is a lot to pay for the North Macedonia international, particularly if Martin sees him merely as a backup centre-forward to Adam Armstrong, although perhaps a sale of Adams would make this transfer a little more viable.