Southampton suffer setback in Mislav Orsic pursuit

Southampton suffer setback in pursuit of Mislav Orsic with the Croatian forward now considering other clubs… while the Saints have opened talks with Racing Club for Carlos Alcaraz as they look to boost their Premier League survival bid

  • Southampton are looking to add to their squad to boost their survival hopes 
  • However, their pursuit of Croatian forward Mislav Orsic has suffered a setback  
  • The Saints have opened talks with Racing Club for midfielder Carlos Alcaraz 

Southampton have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Croatia forward Mislav Orsic from Dinamo Zagreb.

Nathan Jones’ side had been hoping to secure a £7.5m move for the 30-year-old, but the Croatian is now considering other clubs. 

The Saints have though opened talks with Racing Club for Argentine midfielder Carlos Alcaraz, 20.

Southampton have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Dinamo Zagreb’s Mislav Orsic 

Southampton are bottom of the Premier League with just one win in their last 12 top flight games, and are in need of arrivals to boost their survival bid

Orsic has scored eight goals and provided seven assists in the Croatian top flight this season.

He is perhaps best known to English sides for his hat-trick against Tottenham to dump them out of the Europa League in 2020.

Nathan Jones is looking to add to his squad to boost their hopes of Premier League survival

The 30-year-old also scored at West Ham in the Europa League last season, and netted the winner against Chelsea in their Champions League opener this season – Thomas Tuchel’s last game in charge. 

Alcaraz meanwhile has been linked to sides including Inter Milan and Benfica.

The 20-year-old has scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 83 appearances for Racing Club. 

Southampton do have a chance to jump out of the bottom three when they play Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night. 

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