Marca report in their Monday edition that Mauricio Pellegrino is encouraging Southampton to sign Zouhair Feddal from Alaves during the current window.

Pellegrino is a big fan of the 28 year old defender and signed him for Alaves last summer. Feddal had been allowed to leave Levante thanks to a relegation clause in his contract, and Pellegrino snapped the player up.

As the Southampton manager will be well aware, Feddal was in a position of strength when he moved, with Alaves getting him for nothing, and therefore managed to get a buyout clause of just €3m.

That would represent a very cheap deal for Southampton, but there’s got to be a question mark over whether Feddal is Premier League quality.

He started more games than not for Alaves last season, and it was a successful campaign, but he’s had something of a journeyman career and it would be kind to judge on that season alone.

Pellegrino ‘hasn’t forgot’ Feddal, say Marca, so it’s the Alaves time which has clearly left an impression.

At €3m, Southampton will certainly like the price.