Report: Koeman impressed with Alberto Bueno, Southampton consider free transfer move

Southampton are reportedly interested in signing Rayo Vallecano striker Alberto Bueno.

According to talkSPORT, Southampton want to sign Rayo Vallecano striker Alberto Bueno on a free transfer at the end of the season.

The Saints have recently encountered a mini blip in form having gone three games without a win, but bounced back on Tuesday night with a victory over Crystal Palace.

A European challenge is still on the cards for Ronald Koeman's men, but the big problem of late has been the lack of goals scored by the Saints.

Graziano Pelle started the season on fire, but has now gone six games without a goal as concerns begin to grow over the Italian.

Signing a striker in the summer has to be a priority for Koeman, and talkSPORT believe that the Dutchman has been impressed with Rayo Vallecano's Alberto Bueno.

The former Real Madrid striker, who spent time on loan with Derby County in the 2010/11 season, has hit the headlines this week having scored four goals in one game for Rayo against Levante.

The 26-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, meaning the Spaniard could join Southampton for free, with talkSPORT suggesting that the Saints are now keeping tabs on him ahead of a possible summer move.

Bueno predominantly plays behind a striker where he can get between the lines and use his skill to score or create chances, and playing someone in and around Pelle would certainly help Southampton's struggling attack.

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