Saints Plans Held Up By Blues Managerial Change.
Monday, 24th Jun 2019 16:36
Saints have reshuffled in the boardroom and they have their transfer strategy already up and running but it is being held up by Birmingham City's managerial change of their own.
Saints have started to ring the changes both on and off the pitch, essentially the same core values and infrastructures remain, but they are being expanded and improved.
According to Jeremy Wilson in the Telegraph, a man who has his finger on the pulse at St Mary's more than most, Saints have their transfer targets and are looking to recruit a striker, a wing back and a central defender in addition to Moussa Djenepo whose services have already been secured.
But one of their main targets is proving difficult to land, there is bid of £14 million on the table for Che Adams, bu so far it has not been accepted, new Blues boss and with Birmingham caretaker coach Pep Clotet currently assessing his squad following the sacking of Garry Monk, Southampton are now considering alternative options.
Saints clearly now how much they want to pay for the player and are keen to avoid the issues of the past couple of years when they have panic bought several players at more than their value, they are keen to make sure that they are not forced into paying over the odds,
Birmingham of course will be keen to try and get as much out of the deal as possible and with no one going anywhere before July 1st they know they have a week before they actually have to start doing business.
According to Wilson
"Southampton are also ready to let one of their goalkeepers - either Fraser Forster or Alex McCarthy - leave and are open to offers for Wesley Hoedt, Cedric Soares, Guido Carrillo and Sofiane Boufal as they try to generate further funds and flexibility within their wage structure. "
They are just a number of players who have played little or no part under Ralph Hasenhuttl and the reality is that with new arrivals coming in there will be other members of the squad who the club would be willing to sell should the right offer come in, possibly as many as 12 could conceivably go should the circumstances merit.
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