Athletic's Southampton team correspondent Dan Shelton published an article today about Southampton’s signing in midfield. He revealed in the article that Southampton wants to loan Loftus-Cheek or McTominay.
Last weekend, Southampton 2-5 Tottenham Hotspur at home. In this game, Southampton's shortcomings in the midfield position were exposed at a glance. Due to an early yellow card, Romeu was replaced in the second half, and Smolben, who was on the bench, had limited contribution in the midfield. Hasenhutel has stated many times in interviews that the team needs to be reinforced in the midfield.
Dan Shelton pointed out in the article that Southampton hopes to strengthen the midfielder in the form of a permanent transfer or loan. If Southampton introduces midfielders on loan, they hope to introduce players with Premier League game experience. Some Southampton fans even made suggestions for the team on social media. Among them, Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek is the most popular midfielder.
It remains to be seen whether Loftus-Cheek can play a role in the 6 position, but Southampton is indeed paying close attention to him now. Although his salary is a problem for Southampton, Loftus-Cheek still has hopes of joining Southampton on loan.
Dan Shelton mentioned in the article another loanee of Southampton in the midfield position-Manchester United midfielder McTominay, because Hasenhutel admires him very much. There were also discussions within Southampton on the loan of McTominay. But Dan Shelton believes that
Dan Shelton pointed out at the end of the article that if Southampton wants to buy a midfielder in the form of a permanent transfer, they hope to introduce a potential player like Moussa Genepo a year ago.