Carlos Alcaraz has emerged as a surprise target for Southampton in the winter transfer window.
The reports in England suggested that Southampton are pushing to sign Racing Club midfielder Carlos Alcaraz.
The 20-year-old has come through the youth ranks of Racing Club and has successfully managed to establish himself as a key member of their senior team. He is under contract until the winter of 2026.
In 83 appearances for Racing Club, Alcaraz has managed to score 12 goals, and create 6 goals for his teammates.
The 20-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Argentina.
Carlos Alcaraz will be high in demand this winter, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Racing Club this term.
Nathan Jones is looking to shore up his midfield options and Racing Club’s Alcaraz happens to be a target.
Someone with Carlos Alcaraz’s skillset and potential will no doubt be an excellent signing for Nathan Jones.
The Saints are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The 20-year-old will offer the Southampton boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Southampton are increasing their interest in young Argentinian midfielder Carlos Alvaraz. The Saints are hoping to sign a central midfielder, defender, and forward this winter. The 20-year-old plays for Racing Club at present, but is already highly rated in his country. The likes of Benfica are also chasing after him, with the Portuguese club seeing him as a replacement for wantaway star Enzo Fernandez. Per The Athletic, Southampton do want to sign Alcaraz, but may have to move quickly to fend off interest from other teams. Alcaraz is seen as a replacement for Oriol Romeu, who left in the summer under Ralph Hasenhuttl.”
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The Saints are showing interest in signing midfielder, but will have to dig deep to land him.
Racing Club is eager to keep the midfielder beyond the current campaign, but the player may look to take the next step in his career.
Good signing for Southampton?
If Alcaraz is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Southampton.
The 20-year-old is a promising young midfielder and could be a good addition to Southampton’s squad.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit at St. Mary’s Stadium.
It will be interesting to see if Southampton can beat their rivals to the midfielder’s signature.
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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.