It seems Southampton may soon get a little gift from their owners at Sport Republic.

According to French outlet Foot Mercato, the St. Mary’s side is a potential destination for Valenciennes youngster Joachim Kayi Sanda.

The website features a story highlighting the 17-year-old’s potential, explaining he’s done very well at the French side since being promoted to the first team.

It’s said Kayi Sanda suddenly became the ‘centrepiece of a project’ backed by Sport Republic, and the group could choose Southampton as his next destination.

The story states that the Saints buying him would financially help Valenciennes, while it’d also give him the chance to ‘continue his development’ in English football.

Kayi Sanda is currently France’s U-18 captain. Last year, when playing for the U-17 team, he also captained them in the Euro and World Cup runner-up campaigns, both lost on penalties.

Now while the rest of Europe don’t come after him, it sounds like a good plan for Southampton to use Sport Republic’s help to get to him first. Right now, he’s only valued by Transfermarkt at €800k, and who knows how much he can be worth in the coming years.