Southampton's Scandinavian scout Tord Scout has recommended two Sweden-based players to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Daily Mail says Grip, number two to Sven Goran Eriksson during his fellow-Swede's reign as England coach, is keeping an eye on emerging talent in his homeland, as a favour to his long-standing friend, Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese.

He has wasted no time identifying potential Saints signings after recommending Malmo winger Jiloan Hamad and AIK Stockholm frontrunner Kennedy Igboananike to their coaching staff.