It is set to be a nervy end to the transfer window for Southampton both in terms of potential arrivals and departures.
The Saints could really do with bringing in a centre-forward before tomorrow’s deadline.
The lack of goals scored up front last season would have been a huge concern for manager Mark Hughes and the Southampton faithful and, with this yet to be addressed, some at St. Mary’s may be fearing the worst for the upcoming campaign.
Meanwhile, the possible exit of a club youth product is something that will also be on the mind of Saints supporters ahead of deadline day.
According to the Daily Mail, Watford have offered Southampton £10m for midfielder James Ward-Prowse as they look to bolster their options in the middle of the park.
At Southampton, though, central midfield is arguably the strongest area of the squad and it would be bizarre to risk weakening it so close to the transfer window’s conclusion by selling £16.2m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Ward-Prowse to Watford.
Take a look at Southampton supporters’ thoughts on Ward-Prowse’s potential exit here…
Another player our fans love to chase with pitch forks! Don’t feel he deserves the criticism he gets. Works incredibly hard, try’s to play forward, rarely gets to play in his actually position and doesn’t get a run of games. If he did he’d pick up a fair few assist for sure
— Adam Baker (@adzbaker6) August 8, 2018
No. Do Not Sell to Your Rivals! He’s an excellent set-piece taker and a decent player all-round. Train him, make him better and play him more often.
— FMLogos (@FMLogos_rocheyb) 7 August 2018
— Fernando (70-42) (@FerRMUCF_) August 7, 2018
— Sammy B (@sammysfcb) August 8, 2018
Not a chance
— Alex (@AlzyDesigns) 7 August 2018
— Mooresby (@Mooresby1) August 8, 2018
Very underrated and under used wouldn’t sell him my fav player
— Martin Hanks (@HanksMartin) August 8, 2018
No ! We should keep him and use him better than we have been.
— lynn baskerville (@lynniebas) August 8, 2018
Would love to see him get a run in the team tbh
— (@CharlieAutism) 8 August 2018