Southampton are set to be able to confirm the sale of striker Michael Obafemi as their 12th departure of the summer transfer window.
According to reports from the Athletic, Hampshire Live and Dorset Live’s Jacob Tanswell, Swansea City have agreed a deal with Saints and has been undergoing a medical ahead of signing with the Championship side.
The Swans have let striker Jamal Lowe join Bournemouth today and need a replacement which looks set to be Obafemi. The young Saints man was linked with a move to the Liberty Stadium back in January but picked up an injury before a move could be sanctioned.
In all, the 21-year-old has made 39 appearances for Saints at first-team level and scored five goals along the way, with a late equaliser at Old Trafford and brilliant solo goal at Stamford Bridge among his best moments in a red and white shirt.
Southampton’s once promising player gets a chance to prove himself
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There was a fair amount of excitement when Saints fans first saw Michael Obafemi take to the field.
A striker shortage forced then manager Mauricio Pellegrino to take throw his young star into the fray. The Ireland youth international was then 17 but showed that he had pace to burn from the off, and his speed will surely cause a few problems in the second-tier.
Injuries and strong competition meant that Obafemi has not had regular game time consistently though and now he will get a great chance to become a hero for another group of supporters.
Right now, Saints have some really strong options for the two striker roles in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s 4-2-2-2 system. Adam Armstrong and Che Adams look to be first-choice right now but Chelsea loanee Armando Broja, Nathan Tella and Theo Walcott will all be waiting in the wings to seize on any chances they get.
Saints will surely retain an interest in Obafemi’s future career, as they do with every one of their academy graduates.