Southampton have agreed a deal to signal younger ahead Sekou Mara from Bordeaux, 90min understands.
Mara broke into the primary staff within the south of France final season, netting six instances and aiding two extra in 27 appearances.
Despite his contributions, Bordeaux completed backside of the pile in Ligue 1 and are at the moment in severe monetary bother. After being relegated to Ligue 2, the membership was relegated once more to the third tier because of monetary regularity, and the specter of liquidation stays.
But 90min understands Southampton could have supplied them a lifeline by signing certainly one of their brightest prospects.
Sources have indicated that Saints have agreed to signal Mara for a deal price round €15 million and at the moment are finalizing private phrases.
Both Newcastle and Everton had been critically excited by signing the 19-year-old, making this a little bit of a coup for the south coast.
Assuming there aren’t any last-minute surprises, Mara shall be Saints’ sixth arrival of the switch window.
Southampton have already signed Man City children Gavin Bazunu and Romeo Lavia, as effectively as strikes for Armel Bella-Kotchap, Joe Aribo and Mateusz Lis.
Fraser Forster and Shane Long are amongst those that have gone the opposite approach.