Southampton have reportedly joined West Ham in the race to sign Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb, relayed by Sport Witness, the Saints, along with recently relegated Huddersfield Town, are monitoring the Polish international, who is on loan at Empoli, ahead of a possible move.
West Ham reportedly scouted the player earlier this month in Empoli’s 1-0 win over Fiorentina, with Dragowski keeping a clean sheet against his parent club.
The Hammers look set to be active in the market for a new keeper, with experienced number two Adrian set to leave the London Stadium in the summer.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini currently has Dragowski’s national teammate Lukasz Fabianski as his first-choice goalkeeper, however, bringing in the youngster could prove to be a smart piece of business by the club.
It appears as if Pellegrini will have to do battle with Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl in the race to sign the highly-rated shot-stopper.
Why Dragowski may favour a move to West Ham
The Pole could favour a move to the capital over a move to Yorkshire or the south coast.
A move to West Ham, as mentioned, would see the youngster link up with international teammate Lukasz Fabianski, something which could greatly appeal to him.
The 21-year-old would have the chance to develop with the Hammers ahead of taking over as the first-choice stopper at the London Stadium.
Dragowski would unlikely turn out in the Premier League, however, the Pole would more than likely take the gloves in the domestic cup competitions.