Nathan Redmond has perhaps been the biggest beneficiary of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s arrival at Southampton.
The former RB Leipzig boss gained a reputation in the Bundesliga for his high-octane attacking style and his swashbuckling approach has certainly offered a new lease of life for a player who looked a shadow of his best under Mark Hughes.
Redmond has scored four goals in his last seven games and was arguably the best player on the pitch as The Saints’ deservedly beat Arsenal 3-2 at the St Mary’s in December.
So no wonder Hasenhuttl wants to keep Redmond at all costs. According to The Sun (13 January, page 55), Southampton are planning to open talks with the former Birmingham and Norwich attacker over a new contract.
Redmond still has two years left on his current deal but The Saints want to tie him down for longer with Hasenhuttl believing that the Englishman is key to their hopes of survival and beyond.
According to Spotrac, the 25-year-old earns £60,000 a week at St Mary’s and a fresh contract should see him earn a pay rise.