Report: Out of favour Southampton striker on the verge of Russian switch

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Southampton’s Emmanuel Mayuka looks set to leave the club.

According to a report in the Sunday People, out of favour Southampton striker Emmanuel Mayuka on the verge of joining Russian giants Spartak Moscow.

The Zambia international joined the club from Young Boys in a £3 million deal in 2012, yet his Saints career has been fairly disastrous with just one goal to his name coming almost two years ago.

Last season, Mayuka featured for a total of just 49 minutes throughout the entire Premier League campaign and this time around he has been left off the official squad list altogether.

As such, an exit is nigh and the latest reports claim Russian giants Spartak Moscow are willing to take a gamble on him, with a deal likely to be struck ahead of the new campaign.

Will Southampton regret not giving Mayuka another chance?

The 24-year-old arrived on the South Coast boasting a pretty decent goal scoring record in Switzerland, yet he has been unable to reproduce that form at a higher level.

Arriving in 2012, Mayuka has trained with fellow strikers Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez and Graziano Pelle among others but the experience hasn’t seen him progress as first anticipated.

With Ronald Koeman’s men now competing in the Europa League and for a top six Premier League spot, they have outgrown their Zambian striker and the time is right for him to move on without any regrets.

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