Southampton have a track record of producing young stars who have been nurtured into their first team, and the Saints fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for more of the same next season.
And to think of the team the south-coast side could have if it wasn’t for those meddling owners at Liverpool.
Year after year the club have their best players hooked from their grasp, but the Saints continue to march on.
Many punters here in the Tavern expect Mauricio Pelligrino’s side to be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.
The new man in charge replaced Claude Puel, despite the Frenchman leading Southampton to the EFL Cup final and an eighth-place finish in the Premier League.
Pellegrino, 45, will be expected to continue the tradition of blooding Southampton wonderkids into the first-team next season, so our landlord has pinpointed TWO wonderkids the Saints boss needs to utilise next season…