Southampton and Brentford chasing £2.8m Austrian speedster Husein Balic, who is one of the fastest players in football after he was clocked running 20 metres in just 2.75 seconds
- Husein Balic is nicknamed ‘The Sprinter’ and is one of the world’s fastest players
- The 24-year-old clocked 39 km/h in an U21 clash for Austria against France
- Balic is a left sided winger for LASK Linz and has been targeted by Celtic before
Southampton and Brentford are following fleet footed Austrian winger Husein Balic.
The 24-year-old, nicknamed ‘The Sprinter’, is regarded as one of the fastest players in international football. He was clocked running at 39km/h in an U21 clash against France and has been timed to run 20metres in just 2.75 seconds.
The left winger plays for LASK Linz in Austria and has been a target for Scottish champions Celtic in recent months.
Southampton and Brentford are interested in signing Austrian winger Husein Balic
LASK Linz winger Balic (left) is regarded as one of the fastest players in international football
Now Southampton and Brentford are following the versatile forward who has scored four goals in 11 appearances so far this season.
They have been made aware that, despite being under contract until 2024, Balic could be prised away for as little as £2.8million this January.
Like many clubs across Europe, LASK, who host Tottenham in the Europa League next month, are feeling the economic pinch following the effects of the covid pandemic and have to make some harsh business decisions to keep the club moving forward.
Balic represents good value and that is alerting interested clubs.