Genk defender Joakim Maehle was wanted by numerous clubs over the summer, including Southampton.
However, despite plenty of interest, including a late offer from Marseille, the Denmark international remained with the Belgian outfit.
I want to leave as quickly as possible. It’s not always easy to go away in winter, but I think I’ll get there.
I haven’t discussed this with Genk again, but the club bosses know my point of view. In the meantime, I give my all for the club.
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Maehle told Ekstra Bladet back in April that he ‘may end up in Southampton’, however, despite his come-and-get-me comments, we don’t think a move to St Mary’s will materialise in the January window.
Ralph Hasenhuttl brought in Kyle Walker-Peters on a permanent basis and he has slotted in perfectly following his loan spell last season. The 23-year-old hasn’t missed a minute of league action so far, with Yan Valery also an option as backup for Walker-Peters.
If Hasenhuttl was short in the right-back department, then Maehle may have been a perfect target, but it seems as if the Saints are well-stocked for now.