Szymon Zurkowski is the latest name to be on the shopping list for Southampton manager Mark Hughes, according to Polish media outlet Sport.

The Poland under-21 midfielder has been making something of a name from himself in his homeland, and news of his progress has made its way to Mark Hughes, who is keen to take the playmaker to St Mary’s Stadium.

Zurkowski is well thought of back home, and was initially in the Poland original 35-man squad for the World Cup in the summer, only to narrowly miss out on selection in the party that went to compete in Russia.

That highlights the talent that the 21-year-old has, and Hughes is keen to have his ability in his Southampton side going forward.

Finding creative attacking players is going to be something of a priority for the Saints boss in the January window, having seen his side continue to struggle for goals so far this term.

The Hampshire based outfit have found the net just six times in eight matches this season, and if they do not find a way to find the goal more regularly, they are set for another campaign of struggling to avoid relegation.

Zurkowski has developed into an important member of the first-team at Gornik Zabrze, but the spending power and lure of the Premier League means that is unlikely to be detrimental to Hughes’ chances of taking him to St Mary’s.

The young star has already made 11 appearances for his club this season, and has bagged a couple of goals from a midfield position, and were he to join Southampton that goal threat from deep would be invaluable.

Should the Saints managed to sign Zurkowski it would complete a second furrow into Polish football having already signed Jan Bednarek from Lech Poznan previously.

If Hughes is to get his man, he could face something of a challenge for his signature, with Bundesliga outfit Hamburg also said to be keen on landing the exciting playmaker.


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