There is no doubt that the Summer transfer window is a worrying time for Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern.
Last summer saw the Saints fans lose key players such as, Graziano Pelle, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane as well as boss, Ronald Koeman who left to take the reigns of Premier League rivals, Everton.
However, Koeman’s replacement, Claude Puel has impressed our landlord with a strong first season in English football which has seen the club reach the final of the EFL Cup – which they lost to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspired Manchester United 3-2.
The cup run definitely raised the morale of the Saints fans in the Transfer Tavern and if they can somehow keep their talented players, the foundation is certainly there to build on, although they are not holding their breath over keeping everyone at the club next season.
With that said, the transfer policy at the Saints has always enabled the club to reinvest in their club and though there will be some players that need to leave – it is important to regain the quality from the market.
So with all that in mind, here are the main THREE priorities for Puel this summer…