Ralph Hasenhuttl was clearly not a happy man after his Southampton side were held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield Town.
“It is a very clear picture for me now what we are still missing in our game,” Hasenhuttl told the Daily Echo after that disappointing result.
“We need more quality next season,” the Saints boss later added when discussing his plans for the summer transfer window.
Given how he led Southampton to safety, you would expect the St. Mary’s board to go out and back their man in the dugout.
And if they do just that, here is what it could mean.
Jean-Kevin Augustin Joins The Club
Southampton need to sign a new No.9 this summer, and Jean-Kevin Augustin is probably the one Hasenhuttl is desperate for his superiors to deliver.
The Austrian is a huge admirer of Augustin after working with the 21-year-old during his time as RB Leipzig manager, suggesting earlier that he is perfect for his style of football.
“He has got qualities, he is quick, can score and is used to the high-pressing methods we use, so that would help him if he would be here,” Hasenhuttl told Sky Sports back in January following speculation that Southampton could move for the Leipzig forward.
If Southampton do choose to fully back Hasenhuttl in the transfer market, then Augustin is the sort of striker you can expect to be brought in.
With fresh faces coming in, it would not be a surprise to see Hasenhuttl ask the Southampton board to find new teams for some of the current crop of players at St. Mary’s.
He has already told Charlie Austin, in essence, that he has no future at the club (Daily Mirror). Meanwhile, with the likes of Mohamed Elyounoussi and Fraser Forster barely getting a look in, they could also be given the chop should Hasenhuttl get his way.
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