Southampton have been busy trying to improve their squad this summer as they look to build on last season’s disappointing Premier League campaign.
The Saints finished the year just outside the bottom three with Mark Hughes managing to keep them up by the skin of his teeth.
The Welshman has already been active in the transfer market this summer, having made a number of additions that should help to put Southampton in a good position. The likes of Stuart Armstrong, Jannik Vestergaard, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Angus Gunn have all arrived, whilst Dusan Tadic and Sofiane Boufal have been amongst a couple to have departed.
One more man has decided to leave the St Mary’s Stadium outfit in this transfer window, with the club confirming on their official website that Jordy Clasie will return to Feyenoord on a season-long loan deal.
The Dutchman is heading back to the Eredivisie three years after he left it for a move to Southampton, however, he has failed to make an impact at the Saints.
The loan deal for Clasie is a good one for the player, although Southampton would have liked to have offloaded him permanently.
The 27-year-old’s time on the south coast looks to have been coming to an end for a while as he spent last season out on loan to Club Brugge.
However, a move back to his former club could reinvigorate the Dutchman and get his career back on track, which could benefit the Saints in the long run.
Southampton fans – thoughts?