The Saints have simply not performed as well as many here at the Transfer Tavern had predicted at the start of the campaign.
Many expected them to be right up there with the likes of Everton and Manchester United knocking on the door of European football, but for whatever reason they are currently in mid-table obscurity.
To be fair to Puel he had a lot of pressure in filling the boots of of Ronald Koeman, who worked dreams for Southampton as they qualified for the Europa League and had a great campaign.
The former OGC Nice boss probably came with bigger expectations having left an on the up team seeking Champions League football for the south coast.
The only thing he can do now is get this season over and do the very best at recruiting well in the summer.
So with that in mind, Southampton should really make sure they seal these THREE players this summer to enhance their squad ahead of the 2017/18 season….