Southampton are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems in the transfer window. According to multiple reports emanating from England, Southampton will look to sign Racing Club midfielder Carlos Alcaraz. The 20-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The midfielder has played all his life at Racing Club. He has made his way through the youth system at the club.
The 20-year-old has long been touted as one of Argentina’s most promising young talents.
Carlos Alcaraz is set to be a man in demand in the winter transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature.
The Southampton manager is in the market for a new midfielder and the Argentina international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Nathan Jones wants to target in the winter transfer window.
Southampton are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The 20-year-old will add a new dimension to Southampton’s midfield. His arrival would give them some much needed tactical flexibility.
World Football Rumours
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.”
Carlos Alcaraz is a top-class talent and Racing Club want to keep him at the club, but Southampton will have to present a really enticing offer to bring the Argentinian club to the negotiating table. Southampton have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Good signing for Southampton?
Carlos Alcaraz stands as an excellent option for Southampton.
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value. Alcaraz is still quite young and he will only get better with experience. He would be a good long term investment for Southampton.
If Nathan Jones sees him as the right man for his side, Southampton should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.