Southampton need to strengthen their midfield.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Southampton are linked with fresh move for Florentino Luis.
He has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The 21-year-old midfielder has played all his life at Benfica.
The midfielder has featured in 18 matches for Benfica last term, providing one assist in all competitions.
The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Portugal.
Luis has represented Portugal at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 71 caps and scoring one goal.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is looking to shore up his midfield options and Benfica’s Florentino Luis happens to be a target.
Hasenhuttl is a long term admirer of Luis and believes he can get the most out of the Portugal international.
There is no doubt that Florentino Luis will take Southampton’s midfield to a different level.
According to the report, “Southampton are moving for Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis. Fulham boss Scott Parker has had the 21-year-old defensive midfielder watched by scouts playing for Benfica, while AC Milan have also made their interest known, says The Sun. But Saints have now entered the race for his services as they seek a long-term replacement for former captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg following his move to Tottenham. Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has been concerned with the lack of authority in that area of the field his side have shown in the first fortnight of the season. And that may force his hand to make a firm bid to offer Luis, regarded as one of the best young talents in his position in Europe, regular Premier League football.”
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Southampton might have to pay over the odds to sign the midfielder.
Good signing for Southampton?
If Florentino Luis is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Southampton.
The 21-year-old is a promising young midfielder and could be a good addition to Southampton’s squad.
Luis is still quite young and he will only get better with experience. He would be a good long term investment for Southampton.
The ball is in Southampton’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Luis.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.