Saints Internationals Linked With Summer Exits
Wednesday, 11th Apr 2018 12:25
Redandwhitesupporter takes a look at the news that two of the squad might be leaving whether we stay up or not.
Two of Saints' international stars have been linked with moves away from the club this morning in the media with the reports stating both Ryan Bertrand and Dusan Tadic will seek moves away regardless of whether the club remains a Premier league side or not.
According to the Daily Mirror, Bertrand has eyed up for a reunion with his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, however the report also states he face competition from former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, and Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United, however if either of the former sides interest is concrete you wouldn't give the latter much chance of completing a deal.
The current England left back will no doubt be high in demand this summer, with his performances on the pitch this year perhaps already hinting to fans he is planning for life away from the south coast, with the prospect of relegation looming large for Saints in will be difficult stand in his way should the club fall through the premier league's trap door in May.
Serbian playmaker Tadic is another to be touted with a move away, with reports in his native country and Italy stating a move to Serie A beckons come the summer window, with Milan of either AC or Inter the hinted destination.
Both players although quality footballers, haven't hit the heights of previous years this season and have have had criticism from supporters for being disinterested during games at times so perhaps a break will be of the interest to both parties regardless of the outcome this season.
No doubt this will be the first, in many stories linking players away from Saints given our league position at present.
The club and players need to put all this too one side, and fully concentrate on the job at hand over the next seven games and nobody wants a relegation on their CV.
A re build of the squad is well needed this summer and it will be interesting to see what happens come the end of the season once again.
Get two free £10 bets on Southampton v Burnley (or other matches) by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets. You must enter the promotional code ''F20'' when signing up as a new customer.
Photo: Action Images
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 28 bloggers
A Hollywood script plays out in the Spotland sun by AtThePeake
It isn’t always easy being a Rochdale supporter. With the majority of the town’s footballing interest being soaked up by local behemoths Manchester City and Manchester United, the club’s attendances rarely break 3,000 home supporters.
Gylfi Not Irreplaceable- But Not Trying To Directly Replace Him Is Smart by BarneyLW
So the dust has finally settled. In what seemed like the most painstaking saga in living memory, Gylfi Sigurdsson is an Everton player. A man the club were silently resigned to eventually losing has moved on and like so often in the past, the club must plan for life without their star player.
Too many things for a title, but stop with the xenophobia accusations! by waynekerr55
I had planned to write this in a different fashion, but Bob Bradley's departure from the club changes a section of this blog. The conclusion was as expected. A seemingly good man and a tryer who simply wasn't up to the job. In short he should never have been given the job.
A New Hope At the Liberty? by BarneyLW
A feeling of déjà vu rose with the sun over Swansea this morning. Another manager out the door, another few days of links, speculation, supposed sightings of candidates spotted outside Rossi’s sampling the scampi. But for the first time in recent memory, there is hope in the air.
Swans Fans Were Angry- In A Totally Positive Way How a Common Enemy Helped Guidolin’s side pull of by BarneyLW
A return from the international break, which in truth was needed to clear the air around the club. A frustrating transfer market compounded and exacerbated back-to-back defeats against Hull City and the champions, Leicester. Boardroom shake-ups and a tough run of games has given the Jack Army little to be optimistic about.
[ Vote here ]