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Lineker and Ferdinand rave on Twitter about Bartosz Kapustka, Southampton already keeping tabs

Poland's Bartosz Kapustka shoots at goal

Southampton are already well aware of a Euro 2016 star.

Poland's Bartosz Kapustka shoots at goalPoland's Bartosz Kapustka shoots at goal

Major tournaments are stages for top stars to show their talent, but very often it is young players who come to the fore.

That has already been the case already, with young Polish attacker Bartosz Kapustka starring in his country's 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in their opening group match.

Kapustka, just 19, and impressed in the encounter, starting the game on the left side of midfield.

Northern Ireland's Craig Cathcart in action with Poland's Bartosz KapustkaNorthern Ireland's Craig Cathcart in action with Poland's Bartosz Kapustka


He had three shots at goal and provided two key passes, while making two successful dribbles where he beat an opponent.

His display impressed former players Gary Lineker and Rio Ferdinand, who took to Twitter to praise his display.

Kapustka plays for Polish side Cracovia, but if he carries on his impressive performances then they may struggle to hang onto him.

One Premier League team is already keeping tabs. with Polish outlet Interia reporting in February that Southampton had sent scouts to watch him in action.

The Southampton scout was claimed to have left the stadium on that occasion the very moment Kapustka was substituted.

The Saints have a well earned reputation for snapping up young talent and developing them as Premier League stars, and going on yesterday's performance it is easy to see why they are interested in the Pole.

The winger has a contract until 2018 and provided 10 assists for his club last season, with two international goals to his name already.


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