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Southampton Step Up Pursuit Of U-23 Eagles Forward Okereke

Southampton Step Up Pursuit Of U-23 Eagles Forward Okereke

Southampton are weighing up a move for Spezia forward David Okereke as they grow increasingly frustrated in their attempts to land Che Adams.

Southampton have seen two bids rejected for Adams, Birmingham’s 22-goal top scorer last season. The latest was £14m.

Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is keen to go ahead with his planned overhaul of his forward line, and now considering alternatives with Okerere high on their list.

Saints’ first-choice is Che Adams, but Birmingham have already turned down two big bids.

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So far this summer, Hasenhuttl has added Mali winger Moussa Djenepo to his squad in a £14m move from Standard Liege.

Southampton have made a number of checks on Nigerian Under 23 international Okereke who scored 10 goals and set up 12 more in 30 appearances last season for Serie B side Spezia.

Okereke, 21, who is valued at around £12m, has also been linked in the past with West Ham and Crystal Palace.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Okereke is the one for the future after Afcon I see him drafting into the team. Good conversion rate technical dribber uses more sense with pace. Godwilling i see him making it

  • UNless he has an Italian passport, going to the EPL only to be loaned out because of work permit issues is not worth it and could stunt his career

  • Adisboy 2 years ago

    Another solid potential! If we qualify for the Olympics are squad go be helele!