Despite interest from Newcastle and Leeds, Bordeaux announced that Sekou Mara would be sold to Southampton.
After losing out on Hugo Ekitike to Paris Saint-Germain, Newcastle turned their attention to the 19-year-old.
Mara was also in the running to sign the Leeds manager, although both Eddie Howe and Jesse Marsch will have to look elsewhere once Southampton secures the youngster's signature.
Bordeaux have announced that the French Under-20 international would travel to England for a medical ahead of his 11-month spell in the Premier League.
Mara made six goals in 26 Ligue 1 appearances last season, putting Bordeaux in the bottom spot in France's top flight.
Due to financial concerns, the club has been relegated to the third division of French football, thus the proceeds from the sale of Maras might prove crucial for the club's future.
After learning that he was up for sale, Steven Gerrard was enticed to bring Mara to Aston Villa.
Southampton fans should get excited about Mara, according to us.
Manchester City and Atletico Madrid were both interested in signing the Paris-born forward, which speaks volumes about his vast potential.
In addition, you may not remember much of his six goals last season, but that isn't an easy feat for a teenager to complete in the league's worst side, to say the least.
On a regular basis, France, particularly Paris, continues to develop incredible talents, and in our opinion, Southampton has just acquired one of their own.
It remains to be seen whether he will surpass Kylian Mbappe's heights again, but we certainly have high hopes for Mara during the 2022/23 campaign.