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22-goal powerhouse and £9m-rated lynchpin in: Southampton’s dream end to the transfer window

Southampton’s transfer window has been a rather productive one so far as Mark Hughes prepares his side for the new season, but there is still plenty of room for improvement before the window slams shut.

After struggling desperately to avoid relegation last season Southampton have made great strides in the transfer market this summer, most notably with the signings of both Mohamed Elyounoussi and Jannick Verstergaard. The former was in electric form for FC Basel last season on the left-wing where he used his fantastic technical  and physical ability to score 11 goals and provide 15 assists in the Swiss Super League from just 33 appearances.

The supporters will certainly be hoping that their recent acquisition can inject a level of attacking spark which was so obviously missing last season, but he cannot be expected to single-handedly transform the attack on his debut season in the Premier League.

With that in mind, Southampton will need to delve into the transfer market to sign at least two more players before the window is closed to strengthen the spine of their squad.

Although they certainly will not arrive for anything other than a hefty price, Southampton should explore the possibility of signing these two players next season…

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