Report: Southampton among Premier League quartet monitoring Alessio Da Cruz

Eddy Gnahore (R) of Palermo holds off the challenge from Alessio Da Cruz of Novara during the Serie B Match Between US Citta' di Palermo and Novara Calcio at Stadio Renzo Barbera stadium...

Southampton have been joined by Premier League rivals Arsenal in the race to sign Novara forward Alessio Da Cruz.

Mauricio Pellegrino, Manager of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Watford at St Mary's Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Southampton, England.

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Southampton are among the Premier League sides who are currently having a look at Novara forward Alessio Da Cruz after his bright start to the season.

Da Cruz, 20, only joined the Serie B side this summer, but has certainly made an impressive impact in Italy, scoring five times in 14 appearances for the mid-table outfit.

Eddy Gnahore (R) of Palermo holds off the challenge from Alessio Da Cruz of Novara during the Serie B Match Between US Citta' di Palermo and Novara Calcio at Stadio Renzo Barbera stadium...Eddy Gnahore (R) of Palermo holds off the challenge from Alessio Da Cruz of Novara

The Mirror reports that Da Cruz has found himself on the radar on a number of Premier League clubs, with the Saints being joined by Arsenal, Brighton and Hove Albion and Swansea City on the list of admirers.

It will be interesting to see whether the interest in the former Ajax academy starlet - who is outscoring former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda this season - intensifies to the point that any of the quartet decide to make a move in January, as his scoring record is impressive but his lack of experience would perhaps make a move something of a gamble for any of the four clubs. 

Mauricio Pellegrino, Manager of Southampton looks on during the Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Southampton, England.

Though Southampton scored four times against Everton at the weekend, there is no question that Mauricio Pellegrino's men need to improve going forward, and could perhaps do with boosting their attacking options in January or next summer.

And while Da Cruz may not be a marquee addition, if the Saints do end up signing him of course, his record this season certainly hints that he could be a decent signing with plenty of potential to get even better during the coming years.

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