Ronald Koeman's praise for Southampton's Graziano Pelle

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Graziano Pelle has scored nine times in 16 appearances for Southampton so far this season.

Ronald Koeman has told the Daily Echo that Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is one of the Premier League’s best.

Pelle has been a mainstay in Southampton’s team ever since arriving at the club back in the summer of 2014, and he has shown himself to be a prolific marksman.

The Italian international has 25 goals in 60 appearances for the Saints, and Koeman rates the striker very highly.

“Graziano, we know is a very good striker, scoring goals, strong,” he said.

“I said before, it’s my opinion, one of the best in the Premier League.”

Pelle has scored nine goals in his opening 16 appearances in all competitions this season, and he has been a major contributor to Southampton’s fine run of form

Koeman’s men have made an impressive start to the season, and they are currently sat in seventh place in the Premier League table.

Southampton have scored 18 times in their 11 matches this season, with Pelle thriving as the side’s main striker.

The 30-year-old will now be hoping to maintain his impressive form for the duration of the campaign, as the Saints look to stage a charge for a European spot.

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