Southampton fans in the Tavern are extremely dismayed as they see their team lurking just above the relegation zone with only nine games of the Premier League season remaining.
From a business perspective, the owners of Southampton would have been thrilled to receive £75m for their defender Virgil Van Dijk who finally bagged his long-awaited move to Liverpool. However, despite all the profit made by the South Coast side, the club were persistent in not splashing the cash, instead settling for a striker who scored 5 goals in 22 appearances this season; Guido Carrillo.
One dealing that made Southampton fans generally excited though, was the potential addition of Quincy Promes, who is rated at £19.8m according to Transfermarkt. However, when this fell through on the last day of the January transfer window, Southampton fans were resigned to the fact that their team lacked a potential saviour to avoid this relegation scare.
After reportedly placing a final bid of around £30million, the man who has 15 goals and 8 assists already this season was to stay in Russia with Spartak Moscow. Nevertheless, if the Saints can remain in the Premier League this season then Promes should be a target in the summer once again, as he could guarantee goals and direct pace to create opportunities for his team-mates.
Whether Southampton will beat the drop is another question but Quincy Promes is a quality player that could certainly revive the Saints’ fortunes next season.
Thoughts Southampton fans?
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