Southampton are thought to be lining up a move for Accrington Stanley goalkeeper Toby Savin.

That’s according to an exclusive report from Football Insider, who claim that The Saints are ready to make their move after closely keeping tabs on the teenager.

Savin recently signed a new three-year contract at the Wham Stadium and is currently first-choice under John Coleman in League One.

The 19-year-old has made 12 senior appearances in total, keeping four clean sheets during that time.

That’s a clean sheet percentage of 33% and his fine form has helped Accrington to 12 points from their opening seven league fixtures.

Savin is already part of the England set-up after being called up to the England goalkeeping development camp at St George’s Park last year.


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If The Saints manage to secure Savin’s services, it could make sense for the club to send the player back to Accrington on loan, which would allow him to continue getting some much-needed senior experience.

The news may alert current Saints ‘keeper Angus Gunn, though.

The 24-year-old was sent out on loan to Stoke City on deadline day, with Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster ahead of Gunn in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s pecking order.

And with The Saints thought to be plotting a move for Savin, Gunn’s long-term future at St Mary’s may well be in doubt.

Fellow Premier League side Leeds United haven’t been afraid to place their trust in a young shot-stopper in Ilan Meslier.

So over the coming years, Southampton may well be happy to do the same with Savin, should they land the teenager and he continues his impressive form over the coming years.

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