According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (18/8; page 61), Stuart Armstrong could look to leave Southampton on loan before the transfer window closes elsewhere in Europe after struggling for game-time for Ralph Hasenhuttl's side.
Armstrong was missing from the Saints' matchday squad for their disappointing defeat to Burnley on the opening day of the campaign, and he only featured for the final 22 minutes of Saturday's loss to Liverpool at St Mary's on Saturday.
The Sun on Sunday (18/8; page 61) reports that clubs across Europe are interested in Armstrong, and he could look to leave on a temporary basis if he is not going to feature for Hasenhuttl's men.
Will Southampton let Armstrong go?
Regardless of how little game-time he has had at the start of the new season, it would be a surprise if Southampton decided to let Armstrong leave.
The 27-year-old is not one of the players that Hasenhuttl seemed to freeze out during pre-season, and he cannot be replaced until January if he does leave on loan.
Southampton have a lot of quality and options in the middle of the park, so Armstrong is facing a battle to play as often as he may like. But he is good enough to make an impact if he does get a chance, so letting him go on loan in the coming weeks would be a real gamble.
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