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Should Saints Sign Ex Loanee
Sunday, 8th Jul 2018 11:32

Saints fans will have to Google the name Iago Falque as his loan time at St Mary's was short and unimpressive, but he is making a name for himself now.

Iago Falque, 28, spent the second half of the 2011/12 season on loan at Saints from Tottenham, appearing just once as we headed for promotion from the Championship, that game being a 2-0 home defeat to Leicester City, however after leaving Spurs his career has taken off in the last few seasons after moving to Italy.

He has spent the last two seasons at Torino scoring 12 series A goals in each of them with the same number of assist and he is now hot property in Italy.

According to ItaSportPress, Valencia and Atalanta are both in the hunt to sign the attacker, who has also been on the books of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus in his career.

It is understood that Torino value him at £13.2million, a fee that that is very affordable in today's market and the Italian press are speculating that a return to England could be on the cards with Saints an easy suggested destination.

At this time of year there are numerous links being made, this one is not high on the accuracy scales but is an interesting one nonetheless.

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BuyEastleighFC4aBtea added 13:05 - Jul 8
Of we shouldn't sign him please wasting our reading this dribble! It's annoying!
Why is it annoying? It's like most people other readers of this artical I am passionate about Saints so much so I do my own work! Each season I play my version of fantasy football because I feel I have too! Because there is no satisfaction reading mainstream newpaper stuff as it's mostly moronic noise! Selling adverising we've force to read then there you guys at ugly it seems you like to follow their dribble & repeat it therefore validating it as B.S news!

So let ask you this why can't you? Look for our next stars independently from mainstream media?

Let's be serious for a moment if wish to taken so then get your head out of their asses! Fake news is dead you guys at ugly have work at this before I was into football in 1990,
I remember buying match ugly inside mags they was funny!

But now it seems you've just given up! And washed up!
The first you at this year is carry out pole of Saints fans ask them what areas do we need to improve upon?

Should always do this with facts base results!
that said base on our last season results and who left?
And who's coming through! And who needs to go!

That said here my list!
Here's who needs to go! Base on performance
Jordy. C out on loan did ok ish... that's not permire league!
Shane Long he can around all day and still not score & he's over 30 we should be say thanks & good luck.
Boufal with a attitude that sucks get rid.
Steve Davis man this guy is cool love him!
I hope he becomes our manager one day! Sadly his legs have got... the only reason it'it's game over!

I'm on the dance with Redmond another poor season and it'it's curtains! But I put last down our poor manager!

So that leaves who to bring in?
if Redmond an ok ish season then I'll bring Luke Shaw back in January! On a free..
We need a world class centre half!
In my book we need two... realisticly I won't get that so there is only one who fits the bill Johnthan T.a.h value today at 30 million aged just 22 he fits The Saints -m-o he's young fantastic and 'he's a sure fire profit maker with a well on..
we need a back up for Cedric .S our academy may offer one up for that?
then there a 20 goal a season forward! This is make or break for Sammy G. He needs chances one thing sure he won't be worst then Shane Long .
So guys what do you think?

oldyeovilian added 03:30 - Jul 9
If you want to talk about an ex loanee what about Martin Cacares? IMHO he played very well for Uruguay and seemed to be everywhere on the pitch very effectively. Mind you he would probably never consider Saints in view of the shameful way he was treated!

Jesus_02 added 12:48 - Jul 9

Still huniver mate? Fair play... i did read it all the way through and TBH themajority of the humour is provided by the comments section on the ugly these days. Your comment is a point in case ;)

Great to see Vestergaard come in BTW...

Anyway off to sober up till wednesday

LoisDeem added 17:50 - Jul 9
Not sure about this one.
BUT: do appreciate UI (and other sites) speculation on transfers, but not criticism fuelIed with empty rhetoric and unintelligible player names.
Do appreciate the signings thus far too, either someone's had a bomb up their Arsene, or Sparky's been allowed proper Manager's input.

On lookout on the goalie and (more importantly) goal scoring front now, and it will be a good close season -what with winning the World Cup and all!

underweststand added 08:06 - Jul 12
ex (former ) loanees?.....
The old adage of " never go back " applies to many and is seldom a good decision.

Whilst I agree that we need to have one or two "older heads " in the squad, the idea of bringing back someone who may have had a good season or two when they were much younger is not always a good idea.

Of the names I've seen mentioned here and elsewhere; Shaw, Chambers, Antonio and Caceras---I can't say I'd be over-enthusiastic to see them back again in red and white (or whatever colour combinations we will play in now).
The biggest fault in buying in ANY player is supposing they can easily replicate their form at a new club, who may play a totally different formation. A certain recipe for disaster.

We are going through a phase of buying younger talent, that is still "teachable" and can improve, whereas buying in "older faces " often means bringing "their faults" with them.
You rarely see "the best" of a player who already has 250-300 games under his belt, and the theory that they have reached their peak at age 30 slowly backing to 29..28.. and it's only their past reputations that drive up the fee to ridiculous levels.
YES - I know Ronaldo is an exception, but there aren't too many more in his class.

There is plenty of young talent "out there" and - even if they don't stay forever - Saints are fairly good at finding them. The real problem is trying to anticicpate how good they may be in 3 years time. "Loaness " are only a "panic stop gap" for a longer term problem.


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