Whilst covering Ralph Hasenhuttl taking over at Southampton this week, The Telegraph explained Paul Mitchell could also be returning to the club to oversee transfers.
Mitchell will have worked with Hasenhuttl at RB Leipzig, and having the two together would provide a good basis for the Saints to go forward and build, not just avoid relegation in the current season.
However, despite the rumours, Mitchell’s future isn’t really of question in Germany yet. SportBild have an article this week on RB Leipzig’s January transfer plans, and targets for the club going forward.
It’s explained that Mitchell, the club’s chief scout, and Ralf Rangnick are looking towards the English market and could make a move for Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook.
The 21 year old has 13 Premier League appearances this season, extended his contract in May, and doesn’t appear to be a player Bournemouth would like to see the back of.
That could well be the German media being overly optimistic on behalf of RB Leipzig.
Should Mitchell move to Southampton and team up with Hasenhuttl, it’ll be interesting to see if current RB Leipzig targets become the same for the Saints.
Those include Cook, Everton’s Ademola Lookman and AC Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu.