Ralph Hasenhüttl Hints At January Exit For Troubled Italian Striker

Ralph Hasenhüttl Hints At January Exit For Troubled Italian Striker

Ralph Hasenhüttl was questioned regarding the futures of Mario Lemina and Manolo Gabiadini and the Southampton manager decided to speak long praises of the former but ignored the latter.

“No one here is uncomfortable at the moment and if he does we find a solution. Lemina is a very important player for us, one of our best players, and though he’s not 100 percent fit I need him. The other guys we don’t want to speak about speculation. The players know what they have, what they can expect from us and that’s the main part.”

Gabbiadini has faced a miserable period at St. Mary’s, falling out of the rotation for all three head coaches, Mauricio Pellegrino, Mark Hughes and now Hasenhüttl. The 27-year-old’s contract is set to run for another two seasons but interests seem to be dropping in from Serie A outfit.

Hasenhüttl chose to go with youngster, Tyreke Johnson as a backup striker for 3-2 Arsenal game last weekend. Gabbiadini has featured in 12 Premier League games this season but has mostly come on as a substitute, totalling just 470 minutes on the pitch.

Calcio Mercato claims that Fiorentina and Bologna are keeping tabs on the striker along with the two top sides of Spartak and Moscow.

See Also: Ralph Hasenhuttl Insists Southampton Need To Keep On Pushing

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