Southampton are the latest club to be linked with Ryan Gauld as the former Dundee United star racks up a long list of suitors (Sunday Mail).

Clubs in America, Asia and Europe are after the former Dundee United youth prodigy labeled ‘mini-Messi’ earlier in his career. He has shone for Farense in the Portuguese top-flight, despite the club being relegated. Southampton are now interested.

Belenenses SAD and SC Farense - Premier League 2020/21

Southampton are keen. (Photo by Paulo Nascimento/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He was won more Man of the Match awards than any other player in Portugal and won Liga NOS’ Player of the Month for April. Southampton are said to have formally stated their intentions to try and sign the midfielder who is available on a free transfer after his contract expired at Farense.

Fans were surprised when Gauld wasn’t selected for Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad at Euro 2020 this summer, the Scots manager explaining: “He’s a good player – had a good season for his club.

“But when you look at the area of squad he’s trying to get into, it’s difficult to fit into that squad. We’ve got John McGinn, David Turnbull, Stuart Armstrong. Unfortunately for Ryan he has missed out.”

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