Jan Bednarek has found first team opportunities hard to come by since he moved to Southampton from Lech Poznan in 2017 for a fee of around £5 million, as reported by the Daily Echo.
The Poland international did have a run in the team during the final few weeks of last season but, in stark contrast, has barely gotten a look in so far since the 2018/19 campaign began.
Bednarek is behind Wesley Hoedt, Jannick Vestergaard, Maya Yoshida and Jack Stephens in the pecking order and has been omitted from Southampton’s seven match day squads since the 3-0 home defeat against Chelsea.
Despite this, however, Sportowe Fakty has claimed that Southampton have rejected offers from elsewhere that would have seen Bednarek leave St Mary’s on loan.
But with the January just weeks away, it remains to be seen what the short-term future holds for the promising 22-year-old.
With Ralph Hasenhuttl replacing Mark Hughes in the dugout, Southampton’s fringe players suddenly have a fresh start and a chance to prove themselves all over again.
And with Southampton’s defence throwing away goals at a remarkable rate, surely Bednarek deserves another chance.