Southampton eyeing Genk right-back Joakim Maehle

Southampton are reportedly one of many clubs keeping tabs on Denmark international Joakim Maehle.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Southampton are eyeing Genk right-back Joakim Maehle.

Genk spent 1.3 million euros to sign the Denmark international from AaB in the summer of 2017. The 22-year-old has four years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.

Joakim Maehle
Joakim Maehle

Maehle made 105 appearances across all competitions for Genk, scoring 5 goals and supplying 17 assists in return.

The 22-year-old has long been touted as one of Denmark’s most promising young talents.

Maehle has represented Denmark at Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 8 caps and scoring 2 goals.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Southampton.

Southampton
Southampton

Southampton shortlist Maehle as transfer target this winter.

Ralph Hasenhüttl has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.

According to the Tribalfootball, “Genk right-back Joakim Maehle remains on the radar of Southampton. Sky Sports says Southampton are ready to go back in for Maehle a year after they first missed out on him. Saints are intensifying efforts to sign the 22-year-old, who came close to a Saints move in January only for Genk to pull the plug as they didn’t want to lose players during their Europa League campaign. Maehle stayed at Genk and featured in their Champions League group stage matches against Liverpool this season, but could now leave after the Belgians were eliminated from Europe altogether.”

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A big money bid from Southampton could tempt Genk into selling their prized asset.

However, a move to Southampton will be ideal for the 22-year-old at this point of his career.

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Southampton.

It will be interesting to see whether Southampton will make their move during the winter transfer window.

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