One point and five goals conceded from their opening two games is hardly ideal, and has manager Ronald Koeman eyeing defensive reinforcements before the close of the transfer window, according to the Daily Star.
Our landlord here in the Transfer Tavern reminds us that summer signing Steven Caulker missed the weekend’s 3-0 defeat to Everton at St Mary’s with a sinus infection, and the former QPR man may have a battle on his hands to regain his first team place when he returns.
The Saints are in advanced talks with Napoli over the signing of defender Kalidou Koulibaly, with an £8.5 million fee having been agreed.
Southampton also remain keen on Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, however the Saints will have to wait until Celtic’s Champions League future is decided before making a move.
Our resident Southampton fans here inside the Transfer Tavern are discussing this particular deal, and all of them admit they’ve never seen the 6ft 5 defender in action… But most remain optimistic, and are trusting Koeman with this one!