If Poland’s 1-0 Nations League defeat at the hands of Holland was anything to go by, Ralph Hasenhuttl will have to work hard to turn Jozwiak into a Premier League star.
The livewire winger was a constant buzz of energy as Jerzy Brzeczek’s side ran the Netherlands close. However, for all his pace and drive in the attacking third, Joswiak isn’t exactly prolific when it comes to goals.
Then again, perhaps that’s to be expected from a 22-year-old who is still plying his trade in Poland.
Deich Stube valued Jozwiak at only £3.5 million in August, with Saints joining the likes of Werder Bremen in the race for his signature.
The youngster was close to joining Derby County in January too, only for the deal to collapse (Wyborcza).
Eight months on, he has his heart set on departing at last.
“I openly say what my goal is and that I would like to leave Lech Poznan,” says Jozwiak, who produced a much-improved performance as Poland got three Nations League points on the board thanks to Monday’s 2-1 win over Bosnia.
“It is also my club, which I am a student of and which has done a lot for me. If I have to stay, nothing bad will happen. There will be more transfer windows.
“But – as I say — my goal is to leave now. We will see how it will be.”
Fortunately for Southampton, they have a coach who’s at his best when helping talented young attackers realise their potential.
And if Hasenhuttl can work his magic on Jozwiak like he did on Timo Werner at RB Leipzig, this will be £3.5 million well spent.