Southampton lead transfer hunt for French wonderkid Mohamed-Ali Cho, 17, who could cost £20m



Posted Sunday, December 19, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk

SOUTHAMPTON are setting up a surprise raid for French super kid Mohamed-Ali Cho — who is already in the £20million bracket.

Saints plan to be first in the queue for Cho, 17, who is starring for Angers and has become the talk of Ligue 1 for his quick and skilful displays.

Southampton lead transfer hunt for French wonderkid Mohamed-Ali Cho, 17, who could cost £20m
Youngster Mohamed-Ali Cho has impressed in Ligue 1 this season

Cho was previously with the Everton and Paris Saint-Germain academies because his family was based in both England and France.

And he even represented the Three Lions at under-16 level, before electing to play for France's U-21s.

He has been watched by many Prem clubs, including Chelsea, whose scouting analysts have been pleased with the player’s performances.

However, Southampton believe they can jump to the front of the queue.

And, if their long-awaited takeover happens soon, Saints could offer him a quick route into their team.

Southampton's squad has been badly hit by injuries and Covid so Ralph Hasenhuttl is desperate for some extra squad depth.

Willy Caballero came in as an emergency signing to cover for Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy.

And striker Cho could provide an extra spark at the other end of the pitch.

Southampton were supposed to host Brentford on Saturday but the rise in Covid cases meant the fixture had to be postponed.

And Saints fans would have been pleased to watch Arsenal beat Leeds 4-1, a result which means Southampton remain above Marcelo Bielsa's team in the table.



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