Thursday 22 August 2019

Southampton poised to splash out £14million on Moussa Djenepo

The striker from Mali has scored 12 goals for Standard Liege.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is set to sign £14million Moussa Djenepo. (Adam Davy/PA)
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is set to sign £14million Moussa Djenepo. (Adam Davy/PA)

By Simon Peach, Press Association Chief Football Writer

Moussa Djenepo is set to join Southampton from Standard Liege subject to a work permit, Press Association Sport understands.

The 20-year-old striker has impressed in the Belgian top-flight since joining two years ago in a cut-price move from Yeelen Olympique in Mali, scoring 12 goals in 54 appearances, with 28 starts.

It is understood Saints have been in talks with Standard over the last month, with a £14million deal struck, albeit with the move subject to a work permit, meaning official confirmation is unlikely until next week.

Saints are looking to rebuild after being involved in a relegation battle for the second successive season.

Mnaager Ralph Hasenhuttl performed impressively following his December appointment, leading Southampton to 16th in the Premier League.

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