Report: Southampton make decision on Manolo Gabbiadini's future

Mark Hughes, Manager of Southampton reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton FC at Etihad Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini has started one Premier League game this season and has been linked with a return to Serie A via Lazio or AC Milan.

Manolo Gabbiadini of Southampton (20) celebrates with team mates as he scores their second goal during the EFL Cup Final match between Manchester United and Southampton at Wembley Stadium...

Manolo Gabbiadini appeared to have reignited his stuttering Southampton career when he scored the all-important goal that kept the Saints in the Premier League back in May, firing home a typical poacher’s effort in a 1-0 win away at Swansea City.

But, since then, the Italian has once again struggled to force his way into Mark Hughes’ plans.

 

The 26-year-old has started just one out of 11 Premier League games this season despite Southampton’s well-documented struggles in front of goal, with Hughes instead persisting with Danny Ings and Charlie Austin.

Reports from Italy in Calciomercato have suggested that Gabbiadini could be on his way back to Serie A in just a few weeks.

Manolo Gabbiadini of Southampton during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on December 16, 2017 in London, England.

It is reported that Southampton could be willing to sell for a fee that would eventually rise to £14 million with Lazio - whose sporting director Igli Tare is a big fan - expected to make another move for the former Bologna talisman in the New Year.

That would see Southampton recoup the fee they paid Napoli in January 2014.

The report adds that Fiorentina, Sampdoria, AC Milan and even a return to Bologna are also options for the out-of-favour Gabbiadini.

Manolo Gabbiadini of Southampton scores their second goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium on October 15,...

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