4 – Right Back?
Last summer, Southampton parted ways with Nathaniel Clyne, and in turn, shipped in Cedric Soares and Cuco Martina to fill the gap that was left behind. However, despite making heavy profits and having two players to compete for the vacant spot, Koeman is yet to find a right back that he can trust.
Due to Southampton’s strong policy of keeping all transfers on the low, no names have been mentioned yet. But, we can certainly speculate. It is clear that Koeman is hunting for a physical presence, with technical ability, confidence, and an attack-minded mentality; rather like Ryan Bertrand. Perhaps either one of Ajax’s talented fullbacks Kenny Tete or Ricardo Van Rhijn can fit the bill? Another name mentioned around other Premier League clubs is 20-year-old Dominic Iorfa of Wolverhampton Wanderers – the England U21 youngster has earned his plaudits whilst plying his trade in the Championship this season.