Sending Cédric Soares on loan to Arsenal and bringing Kyle Walker-Peters in on a temporary deal for the second half of the season, Southampton are trying to find the right man to compete with Yan Valery for a right-back spot.
James Ward-Prowse deputised there a few times, but it certainly wasn’t a long-term solution, and there is a need to find someone to fill that role.
According to Eurosport’s Manu Lonjon, Ralph Hasenhüttl and his scouts have turned their attention to the Eredivisie, with FC Groningen’s Deyovaisio Zeefuik on their radar.
In fact, it’s a bit more than that, as the French journalist claims both Reims and Southampton are in ‘advanced contacts’ with the player regarding what would most likely be a summer transfer.
They aren’t the only ones interested, however, as PSV Eindhoven are also said to be ‘attentive’ to the 22-year-old’s situation.
Having joined Groningen from Ajax back in 2018, Zeefuik has six Holland U21 caps to his name and was a regular member of Danny Buijs’ first-team, starting every single game in the Eredivisie during the still ongoing 2019-20 campaign.
Deyovaisio Zeefuik ( Groningue) , latéral droit né en 1998, en contacts avancés avec Reims et Southampton. Le PSV attentif également. pic.twitter.com/xPJvSEhp0a
— Manu ⭐️⭐️ (@ManuLonjon) April 23, 2020