Southampton are looking to further add to their all-new squad on the transfer deadline day, as Ronald Koeman is lining up a £9 million offer for Norwich City’s Nathan Redmond, according to the Eastern Daily Press. The winger has been tipped to leave the Canaries ever since the Norfolk club were relegated from the Premier League last season.
The Championship side’s resolve will be severely tested should Southampton launch an official bid for Redmond, as the player is unlikely to fetch that amount of money in the future, should Norwich be unsuccessful in their bid to gain promotion straight back to the top flight.
The player has also been on the radar of Stoke this summer, with Norwich rejecting a £5 million bid from the Britannia Stadium at an earlier date. At almost double the opening offer, however, a £9 million approach could prove exceptionally difficult for Neil Adams and Norwich to turn down.
Should Redmond join Southampton, then he will become the 8th summer signing made by Koeman since his arrival at the club. The headlines have been dominated by a big-money exodus on the south coast for much of the transfer window, but Koeman has been steadily rebuilding as well. The likes of Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle and Shane Long have all arrived at the club already, as Southampton look to continue their progress as a ‘top half of the table team’.