Southampton fans in the Tavern can’t get excited about their summer transfer plans as they are not yet safe from relegation in the Premier League.
The Saints remain in the drop zone, four points behind Swansea in the battle to stay in the division. Mark Hughes has two home games against Bournemouth and Manchester City as well as trips to Everton and the Swans to save his side from the drop.
Their future in the Premier League will severely impact their transfer business with the riches of England’s top division handing sides a much needed financial boost as well as the allure of playing in arguably the best league in the world. Southampton have struggled for goals this season with Charlie Austin leading the scoring charts with just seven strikes. Record-signing, Guido Carillo, is yet to score for the club since joining from Monaco for £19m.
Liverpool have been scoring freely in the Premier League with Roberto Firmino making the number nine spot his own which forced Divock Origi to leave on loan to Wolfsburg.
Origi, valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, has netted just five goals since making a move to the Bundesliga and is expected to be sold when he returns to Anfield.
Fast and strong, the former Lille forward netted double figures, including goals against Southampton, in his final season on Merseyside before falling down the pecking order which led to his loan move.
The Belgian is only 23-years-old and St. Marys could be the perfect place for him to rediscover his best form and add some much-needed firepower to their attacking line.
In order to persuade Origi to make a move down south, the Saints must guarantee Premier League football next season.
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