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3 realistic January signings that would sort out Puel’s struggling Southampton

While they may be in with a good chance of reaching the League Cup final, the Southampton fans in the Football Transfer Tavern won’t be enjoying life in the Premier League at the current time – the 1-0 defeat to Burnley on Saturday was their fourth Premier League loss on the bounce.

With the south coast outfit scoring just twice in those four reverses and just 19 in the top flight all season, and with centre-back and captain Jose Fonte wanting to leave the club this month, it is clear to the Saints punters at the bar where their problems lie.

As you can see from this comparison on Squawka, Southampton’s forwards have had more than enough changes and efforts on goal this season to put the ball in the back of the net more than they have, but they have time and time again failed to take them.

The quartet of Charlie Austin, Nathan Redmond, Jay Rodriguez and Shane Long have yielded just 13 Premier League goals from 127 shots at goal in the league this term, and it is a record that must improve in 2017 if the club are going to avoid being sucked into a relegation battle.

Here are THREE realistic January signings that could sort out the struggling Saints…

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