Southampton eyeing January deal for Lorient striker Terem Moffi

Southampton are pursuing a January deal to sign Lorient striker Terem Moffi, 90min understands.

The Saints tumbled to the bottom of the Premier League following their 3-1 loss to Brighton and have scored just 14 goals in 16 games - only West Ham, Everton, Nottingham Forest and Wolves have a poorer return in front of goal this season.

Finding a reliable source of goals is among new manager Nathan Jones' top priorities for the January window and sources have confirmed to 90min that Southampton have taken a liking to 23-year-old Moffi.

The Lorient striker sits tied for third in Ligue 1's scoring charts, having netted ten goals in 14 appearances during the 2022/23 campaign.

A number of sides have watched Moffi in action and there is plenty of interest in his services, but 90min understands that Southampton are looking to get a deal done quickly.

Moffi is currently enjoying his most successful season in France and has been a vital part of Lorient's surprise impact at the top of Ligue 1. They were as high as second in October before a run of five games without a win saw them drop to seventh.

As for Southampton, they find themselves in real trouble and desperate for a consistent source of goals. Che Adams leads the way with four, while Adam Armstrong has netted once in 15 games and summer signing Sekou Mara is still waiting to get off the mark in England.

Mara was one of a number of signings during the summer under Ralph Hasenhuttl, but the ambitious Saints are yet to reap the rewards of their spending spree and now find themselves locked in a relegation battle.

Source : 90min