Southampton fans are pleased they managed to remain a Premier League side this season, albeit they know it wouldn’t have been possible without Ralph Hasenhuttl as manager. Hopefully now, the club can rise again under his masterful watch.
The changes he implemented when taking over from Mark Hughes ultimately were the reasons why Southampton secured their top-flight safety. And, with a full transfer window to inflict the changes he wants at St Mary’s, Southampton could be a far greater team next season.
It is important that whilst he is Southampton’s manager, the owners sufficiently back him so that he has the greatest possible chance of success down on the South Coast.
If he stays with Southampton’s philosophy of nurturing and bettering young players futures, then Bristol City’s Lloyd Kelly would be the ideal summer signing. Kelly, (who is valued at £1.8 million on Transfermarkt) could be the next to follow in the footsteps of many successful youngsters who have been at Southampton.
There’s certainly precedent on the south coast, after all…
The 20-year-old has been linked (as per the Bristol Post) with a move to St. Mary’s as Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to add some more youth and all-round quality to their starting line-up. Although Ryan Bertrand and Matt Targett are good defenders who also play left-back, Kelly has great potential to become one of the countries best in that role.
Also having the ability to play centre-back, it is no wonder why so many teams have been linked with a move to sign the 20-year-old, given the almighty potential he possesses.
Southampton have always usually believed in bringing through English talent and as this rumour suggests, they are keen to continue that trend and allow Lloyd Kelly to reach his full potential in the Premier League.
Saints fans, do you think Lloyd Kelly would be a good signing? If not, why not? Let us know!
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