Mark Hughes must dump Long & Gallagher and sign 6ft 8in free agent to be his new Peter Crouch

The summer transfer window may be closed for Southampton in terms of incoming permanent deals or loans, but they can still sign free agents and they should take a punt on 6ft 8in giant Lacina Traore – once they have offloaded two of their strikers on loan.

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Well, the signing of Danny Ings from Liverpool last week has left Mark Hughes with five centre-forward options – Ings, Charlie Austin, Manolo Gabbiadini, Shane Long and Sam Gallagher – this term, although...

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