Southampton agree move for Spanish striker despite Newcastle interest
Malaga striker Juanmi has agreed a deal to sign for Southampton, despite interest from both Newcastle and West Ham, according to media both in Spain and in the UK.
The Mail is one of those and they say that the 22 year old Spanish international has agreed personal terms after the Saints agreed to meet his (relatively) bargain £5m release clause.
A skilful forward, Juanmi can also play behind the striker or out wide and has came through the ranks at Malaga, winning his first Spanish cap as a substitute against Holland in March.
This season has seen Juanmi really establish himself for the first time, featuring in 34 of Malaga’s 38 La Liga matches.
Starting 26 matches in total, the forward got better as the season went on, scoring his 8 league goals in his final 20 starts of the season.
Newcastle had been linked with the diminutive 5ft 6 striker a number of times in the past year, but now it looks as though the striker who has also picked up two winners medals in the Under 19s European Championships for Spain, is on his way to the south coast.
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