It was a tricky season last season for the Saints, but Mark Hughes eventually guided the South Coast club to Premier League safety.
Selling their best players and losing their managers seemed to finally catch up with the club last season. A poor run of form which saw the Saints flirt with relegation saw the end of Mauricio Pellegrino and the arrival of Mark Hughes. Hughes managed to lift a squad of underperforming players to safety.
Saints fans will be pleased to see their club has invested to try and ensure a repeat of last season does not ensue. Stuart Armstrong from Celtic, and Jannik Vestergaard from Borussia Mochengladbach both look solid addition, but the signing of Mohamed Elyounoussi will have really excited the Saints faithful. The Norwegian international has been one of the most exciting players in the Swiss top-flight for the past two seasons, and has already been capped 14 times by his country despite being just 23-years-old.
Up-top, Southampton look like they are still light, but a couple more additions before deadline day and the Saints should be well placed for survival.
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