Southampton's interest in Daryl Janmaat, as reported by the Daily Mirror, means they could have already been linked with their ideal summer addition.
Newcastle United defender Janmaat has reportedly emerged as a Southampton target, as they look to replace Nathaniel Clyne.
Clyne is set to move to Manchester United this summer, according to the Daily Echo, but if Southampton do manage to bring in Janmaat, his loss should not impact on the side too adversely.
In this piece we take a look at the three reasons why Janmaat would make the perfect coup for Southampton.
Newcastle United are no strangers to selling their top stars and if a decent offer came in from Southampton, it would be no surprise if they accepted it.
Janmaat may be vital to them, but Newcastle are keen to make a profit on their players and Southampton would be confident of getting a deal done.
With Clyne's move apparently worth £25 million, they could easily bring in Janmaat and have money to spend on other areas of their squad.
Janmaat would fit in with the squad well
Ronald Koeman has already indicated his desire to add Dutch players to his Southampton squad, and Janmaat would fit in well with the current crop.
His nationality is not the only thing which makes him an ideal addition, though. Janmaat has also showed a lot of discipline and professionalism during his first season in English football, and that means his personality would appear to be similar to the current members of the Southampton team.
Southampton have the best defensive record in the Premier League and every member of their current back-line is a solid.
Janmaat certainly has the ability to be a robust defender, but he also has a lot of ability going forward, and that is crucial in Koeman's system.