Having sold Jannik Vestergaard to Leicester City, Southampton have been needing a new centre-back.
The search didn’t last all that long, however, as Gianluca Di Marzio in Italy is reporting that the Saints have decided Torino’s Lyanco is their man, and a deal has been struck.
The journalist, taking to his website, explains the Brazilian defender ‘will transfer to England on permanent basis for a fee of around €7m’.
They weren’t the only ones after him, either, as it’s claimed Watford were providing competition to Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side, but Southampton appear to have won the race fair and square.
Torino are said to have originally asked for €8m, but ‘making the difference was the desire of the player, who had communicated to the squad and the management his desire to leave Serie A’.
With that done, it appears the Turin club decided getting rid for €1m less was in the best interest of everyone, and Southampton can now look forward to getting their Vestergaard replacement sharpish.