Southampton’s soon-to-be new signing Carlos Alcaraz has been described as ‘a wild child’ who plays ‘like Frank Lampard’.
Argentine side Racing Club say that the midfielder ‘was transferred to the Saints’ for a sum of £12million plus 15 per cent of a profit made on any future sales. Southampton haven’t confirmed the move, however.
The 20-year-old has been a regular for Racing and has 12 goals and six assists to his name, having featured 83 times for them.
Southampton fans will no doubt be excited by the new arrival and according to South American football expert, Tim Vickery, Alcaraz is a player who has been attracting attention for some time.
Vickery also believes he sees shades of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard’s game in Alcaraz, however, the 20-year-old also has a ‘wild’ side.
Speaking on Hawksbee and Jacobs, Vickery told talkSPORT: “I like him a lot.
“He’s a central midfielder, 20 years old, but despite that age he was one of the best things on show in Argentina last year.
“He’s very much in that kind of English school of midfielders in that he’s a central midfielder who gets in the box and has got a goal in him. He’s like Frank Lampard, that kind of player.
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“He times his runs very, very well. He sort of ghosts into the box well. He’s got promise.
“There may be a bit of a wild child in him, so you wonder how he’s going to adapt with a new language and a new culture. Fernando Gago has been his coach at Racing and I think he’s given Gago a little bit of work.
“You always wonder how that will go because you’re not just buying a footballer, but a human being.
“But I love that capacity that he’s got to get into the box, the timing of his runs is very interesting.”
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