Burnley dealt blow in quest to sign Southampton star
Tella could potentially remain on the south coast beyond the summer after this recent update
Southampton are looking to keep Nathan Tella by offering him a new contract that reflects his value after his successful loan spell at Burnley.
Burnley are interested in signing Tella.
But Southampton is holding out for a fee of £15m-£20m.
Southampton are keen to retain Nathan Tella beyond the end of the summer window and hand him a new contract to tie him down for the long term at St Mary’s, according to Alan Nixon.
Currently having two years left on his current deal, the Saints may be forced to cash in on him either next January or next summer to avoid the risk of losing him free, but they could solve this issue by tying the player down to an extension.
Nixon believes his current side are aiming to give the winger a deal that “reflects his new value” following his excellent loan spell at Burnley last season.
Playing a huge part in guiding the Clarets back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, he has made an excellent start to this term too, with his superb strike against Sheffield Wednesday allowing the Saints to claim a 2-1 victory at Hillsborough on the opening night of the campaign.
He could be crucial to Russell Martin in his quest to get his side promoted at the end of this term – but they may need to fend off interest from other teams in their quest to both retain him and persuade him to put pen to paper on a long-term contract on the south coast.
Burnley’s interest in Nathan Tella
The Clarets have been bidding for the 24-year-old in their potential quest to bring another winger in – but they have been unsuccessful at this stage.