Southampton near Armel Bella-Kotchap deal with Germany U21 star set to become third summer signing
Southampton are on the cusp of a £10m deal for Armel Bella-Kochap, with the German U21 defender becoming Ralph Hasenhuttl’s third summer signing in the next 48 hours
Southampton are nearing a deal for highly regarded German Under-21 defender Armel Bella-Kochap.
VFL Bochum’s centre-back Bella-Kochap is set to become Southampton’s third summer signing.
A product of the Bochum academy, the 20-year-old earned his first professional contract in March 2019 at the age of 17 and made his professional debut a month later.
Since then, he has made a further 73 appearances for the German side, helping them secure promotion to the Bundesliga in 2021.
More to follow.
Southampton nearing a deal for Germany U21 defender Armel Bella-Kochap (right)