Southampton are lining up a move to sign the son of former Nottingham Forest star Ian Breckin. According to The Sun, Manchester City gem Kian Breckin is wanted by the club sitting bottom of the Premier League.

Jason Wilcox is set to move to Southampton from City as the club’s academy director. As a result, the Saints could plot a raid on the development squad to sign Breckin.

Southampton want Breckin
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The youngster signed his first professional contract last year. He’s been an integral part of the youth team at City where he has played a lot of football for the team at the top of Premier League 2.

Breckin typically operates as a central midfielder. He does have experience playing as a number 10 or in the defensive midfield role that protects the back four.

He looks set for a bright future and Southampton could now pounce. The club sitting bottom of the Premier League are in the market for reinforcements and have already raided City recently.

Gavin Bazuna signed for Southampton from City in the summer. They appear to have a good relationship with the Premier League champions and could now swoop for Breckin.

Southampton lining-up move for Breckin

The Saints will be extremely active during the transfer window. They defeated Everton yesterday and that throws themselves firmly into the mix to avoid relegation this season.

A few weeks ago they were sinking without a trace. Forest went to St Mary’s Stadium and defeated them to leave them adrift at the bottom of the Premier League table.

Breckin is a talented player. It might, however, represent a risk to sign him and thrust him straight into a relegation dogfight and it will be interesting to see how he gets on.

Southampton want Breckin
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His dad was something of a cult hero on Trentside. He signed for the club from Wigan Athletic in 2005 and made 143 appearances for the Reds, scoring 12 goals.

Breckin chose not to stay in professional football in a coaching capacity. Now, he will be monitoring his son’s career with intrigue and he might advise him that a move to Southampton could be ideal.

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