Southampton will be hoping to really improve their game as they’ve once again entered the relegation zone.
For all the good Ralph Hasenhuttl has done in a short space of time, Southampton still find themselves worse off.
Beating Arsenal, Huddersfield and drawing to Chelsea still sees Southampton amongst the bottom three, staring at relegation like last season.
It took a dramatic escape last time around but it could be made easier for the club to improve this season, if they look to sign some players in the January transfer window.
Defensively Saints have looked extremely vulnerable and although he hasn’t been up to scratch himself, Manchester United’s Phil Jones could be a good option for Southampton to consider.
Jones, (who is valued at £18 million on Transfermarkt) has played just seven times in the Premier League but has again lacked the quality United fans desire to see in their centre-backs.
Seeing as it’s likely Manchester United will look for a new defender or two during the transfer window, Phil Jones may be available for Southampton to swoop in and sign.
Phil Jones still very much has time on his side at the age of 26 and with a move to Southampton, people can forget about him being a comical defender and view him instead as a relegation saviour.
The Englishman has shown his quality at times during his eight-year stint at Old Trafford yet with his contract up in the summer, it could be curtains on his time with the club.
A loan move with a view to a summer move could be good for all involved and hopefully for Southampton, the defender they need to stop the leakage of goals and rise up the table.
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