Southampton fans are nodding their heads here in the Football Transfer Tavern as we tell them about the latest news coming from the Sunday Mirror.
The publication seem to think that Morgan Schneiderlin could well be handed a new deal.
The French international midfielder had heavily been linked with a move away from St. Mary’s this summer with both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur rumoured destinations.
However, with Spurs and former manager Mauricio Pochettino leading the race for the Frenchman, the Saints are ready to offer a new deal to keep him at the club.
After losing a bunch of their top players, it had looked like being a long, hard season for the club, yet that has not turned out to be the case.
Ronald Koeman’s side are flying high and our punters note that Schneiderlin could well be justified in staying at the club and taking advantage of loyal status and a new deal.
That said, the chance to play European football may be too strong but our regulars suggest holding out for Arsenal and the Champions League instead.
Tottenham fans. Will a new contract deter you from landing your man come January? Is he worth all this fuss? Let us know your thoughts below.