Southampton Join Race For Clarets Midfielder

Josh Brownhill Attracting Interest From Premier League Clubs

Southampton have joined the race for Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill as they look to bolster their options to partner James Ward-Prowse, The Saints have no intention of letting their club captain leave this summer, amid rumoured interest from West Ham United and instead they want to provide more competition for places alongside him.

Brownhill, has been identified as an option to come in and shore up a midfield that struggled to control games last season, particularly in the last third of the campaign. Indeed, Southampton’s 2021/22 season fell apart between March and May, with nine defeats in the club’s final twelve Premier League outings leaving Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side down in 15th by the end of the campaign.

Josh Brownhill is a player who has long been on West Ham United’s radar and having been relegated with Burnley, But individually he was in good touch for most of the campaign achieving the most interceptions of any player in the division, ahead of the highly-coveted Ruben Neves. He played thirty-five Premier League games, scoring twice, and has been a regular starter for the Clarets since his arrival from Bristol City.

As well as Southampton, there’s also been interest shown in Brownhill by Leicester City, Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leeds United and Brentford, though no club is yet to approach Burnley with an official offer.

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