New Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino is determined his Saints side does not face the summer raid of previous years, with the Saints fans here in the Tavern unsure how next season will pan out.
Southampton have made a track record of nurturing and developing young talent into world beaters, before having their best players hooked by bigger clubs – particularly Liverpool.
Virgil Van Dijk, although successful with Celtic, has come on leaps and bounds since arriving on the south-coast two years ago.
The Dutchman appears to be next on a long list of Southampton players to be recruited by one of the Premier League’s elite.
However, Pellegrino will surely be determined to keep hold of the centre-half and strengthen his squad.
The Argentine recently allowed Jay Rodriguez to leave in a move to West Bromwich Albion – with the injury hit striker ready to reignite his career.
Down at the Transfer Tavern, we’ve found TWO players who could each replace the Englishman for the Saints…
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