Southampton’s list of recent signings does not make for good reading, with the south coast club having brought in a bunch of players of late who have struggled to make much of an impact at St. Mary’s.
The likes of Mohamed Elyounoussi, Guido Carrillo and Wesley Hoedt to name a few, have all failed to deliver, which has undoubtedly been a factor in the Saints’ massive decline.
As a result, the Premier League outfit now look set to change their transfer strategy.
According to the Daily Mail, the Southampton recruitment team, led by director of football operations Ross Wilson, will target homegrown players this summer as they look to build a British core similar to the one that included Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Nathaniel Clyne.
Given the success the club had with that one, it is something some supporters would probably like to see at St. Mary’s.
Whether the Saints’ recruitment team can deliver, however, remains to be seen. Landing someone like Harry Wilson early in the transfer window, though, would show fans that the club are indeed trying to do the above.
Wilson, of course, is a Wales international and is currently being linked with a move to the south coast after an impressive loan spell with Derby County (Sky Sports).
After consecutive transfer windows of splashing out on players who have not done much since arriving at St. Mary’s, perhaps it is time for Southampton to shake things up. And signing Wilson could be the development that kicks things off.
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