Southampton leading race to sign 21-year-old currently shining on loan from Leeds United…

Southampton is now expressing interest in securing the services of 21-year-old Sam Greenwood, currently shining during his loan spell at Middlesbrough from Leeds United. Greenwood, on a season-long loan at Riverside, has garnered attention from various clubs, with West Ham United and Southampton among those vying for his signature.

Middlesbrough reportedly holds an option-to-buy Greenwood for approximately £1.5 million, contingent on their promotion. However, teams such as West Ham, Southampton, Leicester City, Fulham, and Brentford are closely monitoring the situation, considering a potential move for the talented player.

While Boro’s manager, Michael Carrick, has not ruled out a permanent deal for Greenwood, it seems challenging, especially if promotion remains elusive. Daniel Farke, Leeds’ manager, acknowledged Greenwood’s loan success, highlighting the positive trajectory of the player’s development. Farke emphasized the dual nature of loan moves, either enhancing a player’s value for a profitable sale or preparing them for first-team action upon return.

Southampton now want to sign 21-year-old currently shining on loan from Leeds  United

In this instance, the former scenario appears likely, especially if Middlesbrough cannot activate the reported permanent option. The extensive interest from multiple clubs provides Leeds with leverage to increase Greenwood’s asking price, reflecting his substantial contributions to Middlesbrough’s success this season. As the transfer saga unfolds, the competition among interested clubs may drive up the financial terms for Greenwood’s potential move.

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