The summer of 2014 was a frustrating one for Southampton supporters after they saw their club lose a host of players to the Premier League elite.
And one of those players included Calum Chambers, who left for Arsenal in an £18.21m deal (Transfermarkt).
Alongside Luke Shaw, who also departed St. Mary’s that summer in a big-money move, Chambers was one of the most promising defenders the Saints had produced in recent years.
So like all of those other players, when the 24-year-old also decided to call it quits, many were left disappointed.
Fast forward to the present, though, and the south coast club’s decision to sell Chambers to Arsenal now looks like a good one.
After an impressive start to life at the Emirates, it has mostly been downhill for Chambers since.
The England international has gone on to see relegation with both Middlesbrough and most recently Fulham, putting in some very underwhelming defensive performances along the way.
Considering that, Southampton did really well to make £18m on a player they did not spend a penny on.
At 24, Chambers certainly has time to improve and rediscover the sort of form he displayed in his earlier days in the Premier League.
If he can do that, whatever club he is at, will have a very good and versatile defender on their hands.
But until then, Southampton will probably have no regrets about letting their academy product go, especially at the price they sold him for.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!