SAINTS are in early discussions with Union de Sante Fe over a loan deal for Argentine youngster Jerónimo Dómina, the Daily Echo understands.

There is a chance that the Argentina under-20 international could join Southampton's under-21s on a loan deal this summer.

Saints academy recruiters have looked to sign players from outside the UK having already signed Irish talent Joe O'Brien Whitmarsh and Porto's Ussumane Djaló on loan.

Dómina is already into his second season of senior football having made his Sante Fe debut in 2023.

The 18 year old has hit five goals and provided two assists across 46 appearances in the league and cup.

Southampton's under-21s are currently without a head coach following Adam Asghar's departure last month.