The 2016/17 season will go down as a satisfactory year for the Saints fans in the Football Transfer Tavern, as the south coast side have been forced to adapt to a new manager with a different approach and philosophy.
That has meant most of the first-team have had to adjust their game as the Saints looked ahead to an average campaign in the top-flight, struggling to challenge the top-seven – something they’ve done consistently in recent times.
Claude Puel slowly seems to be winning over the large majority of the fanbase, which is always a sign of positive progression and that the club is heading in the right direction.
He’s been able to maintain the idea that Southampton like to use their own players as much as possible without the need to go into the transfer market, something that has pleased our Saints-mad barman, of course.
However, that has meant certain individuals have either displeased the manager or failed to get regular game time – realistically, these TWO players at the club are likely to be axed this summer….