With Barcelona ace Munir El Haddadi's contract expires soon, Southampton should snap him up for a bargain

Munir El Haddadi of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the La Liga match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia on December 16, 2018 in Valencia, Spain.

The Barcelona striker would be an excellent addition for Southampton.

Ralph Hasenhuttl of Southampton during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Southampton FC at Stamford Bridge on January 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl seems to be keen on fretting up his attacking options at St Mary's, with Manolo Gabbiadini thought to be nearing an exit from the south coast club.

If, or more likely when, the Italian does leave the Saints, the Austrian will obviously have to bring in a replacement, and with this in mind, he should consider a move for Barcelona front-man Munir El Haddadi, whose contract is set to expire at the Camp Nou in the summer.

The 23-year-old is incredibly talented, but he has never really been given a fair crack at the whip at Barca.

 

With Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez ahead of him in the pecking order, however, it is easy to see why he has struggled for regular first-team action.

Munir poseuses exceptional technical ability, and his movement in and around the 18-yard box would undoubtedly help Southampton improve upon the potency of their play in the final third.

The Saints already have strikers who are goal poachers by trade in the form of Danny Ings and Charlie Austin, so adding someone who has the ability to drop deep and link up play between midfield and attack would be ideal, and the Barca ace could be just the ticket.

Munir El Haddadi of FC Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League group B match between FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur FC at the Camp Nou stadium on December 11, 2018 in Barcelona,...

Barcelona will surely be tempted to cash in on the striker, rather than risk losing him for nothing in the summer, so the Saints have a genuine to chance to obtain his signature for a real bargain.

Munir's experience of playing regularly with some of the best players in the world, and arguably the best player, will surely help Southampton, and Hasenhüttl must not hesitate to bring him to St Mary's.

Munir El Haddadi of FC Barcelona evades Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur at Camp Nou on...

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