Southampton have had a relatively mediocre season thus far under Claude Puel. Although they may have reached the League Cup final, they went on to lose and were also knocked out of the Europa League at the first hurdle.
For a side with bigger aspirations they must simply be chasing the top eight at least! Our landlord here at the Transfer Tavern feels that a good summer window and their fortunes could change next term.
Claude Puel has made some brilliant additions to his side especially with the recent arrival of Manolo Gabbiadini from Napoli – more of those signings and they’ll be right were they want to be.
It’s not only about the players that he brings into the side but also about ensuring that some players who haven’t quite pulled their weight this campaign are shipped off in order to allow funds for players who’ll make an impression at the club.
As important as it is to get rid of the deadwood, it is vital that the club keep hold of their key assets which to the Saints has been an impossible task over the past few seasons. It seems they just keep producing the players and then selling them off, it’s important they stop that before it becomes less sustainable to the club.
With that in mind, it’s time to decide whether to keep or axe certain players at the club, it is down to Puel to make a decision on these three Southampton stars…