Whats Do Saints Need To Do This Summer !
Sunday, 16th Jul 2017 09:42 by Arron Sanders
Arron Sanders takes a look at what he believes is needed at Southampton Football Club this Summer.
Summer transfer windows are never dull for Southampton fans, and in the time that lies ahead more and more stories are bound to emerge on the rumoured ins and outs at the club.
Our fans will endlessly debate each other on social media as well as in the stands, and the club’s resolve will continue to be tested over are star names.
Renowned in recent windows as a selling club, Saints appear to want to alter that perception this summer. a new strategic board has been established, and while they have sold in the past there is a sense of strength and belief that the stars can remain at St Mary’s with them all tied down on long term contracts.
A new manager in Maurcio Pellegrino has arrived, and with that hopefully a more exciting brand of football for the fans to watch as it was under the reigns of Ronald Koeman and Mauricio Pochettino.
Holding onto the likes of Van Dijk, Ryan Bertrand and Cedric Soares is no doubt one of the big priorities for the club, and there is reportedly an agreement with the new boss that nobody will be sold this summer.
Now their are fans out that have already voiced concern that the club is not moving quickly enough in the transfer market, however I would argue that the squad only needs fine tuning with only 3 or 4 signings required.
I would like to see a centre half signed one of first team quality, to replace either Jose Fonte or Martin Carceres the name of Kevin Wimmer from Tottenham Hotspur would be a good fit for this in my opinion.
Another physically strong holding midfield player to challenge Oriol Romeu is also needed, somebody who can effectively break up play and made crucial interceptions is key in any side and Saints lack depth in that area.
A real lightening quick raw winger would be a good addition with the club never really bringing in a like for like replacement for Sadio Mane.
A creative attacking midfield player should also be on the list with Tadic being off the boil last year there needs to be somebody who can in and play the number ten role when his form dips and Sofiane Boufal has yet to truly show his talent in a red and white shirt.
What do you think Saints fans how many signings are required this summer in your opinion? for me it should be more about quality than quantity in this transfer window.
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