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Speculation over the 55-year-old’s future emerged on Sunday afternoon following the Saints’ 4-1 home defeat to Newcastle United in the Premier League – their eighth top-flight loss of the season – with one report suggesting that an announcement to relieve him of his duties could be made in the next few days.

Meanwhile, the Magpies make the long trip to the Amex Stadium having also gotten off to a winning start with success over newly-promoted Nottingham Forest.

While the Magpies are targeting European qualification this season, newly-promoted Forest are simply looking to make a statement on their return to the top flight after more than two decades away.

The Magpies confirmed they had agreed a “deal in principle” to sign the 22-year-old last month following the completion of his medical, waiting until the formalities of the deal had been finalised before officially announcing Botman as a new player.

The Super Eagles striker has been the subject of numerous transfer speculations, particularly from England. Premier League giants Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Newcastle United are some of the teams interested in Osimhen.