Southampton have gained a reputation for being a selling club in the last decade or so, and our landlord here at the Transfer Tavern can’t really argue with that statement when you see the number of talented players to have been shipped out of St. Mary’s Stadium.
When you look at how well some of them have gone on to do, it’s hard not to simply think of what could’ve been.
If we were to put together an ultimate Southampton side of the last 10 years it would surely be one capable of pushing for a top-four finish in the Premier League, so you can forgive our punters here at the bar for wondering what might have been had they kept some of the prime talent to have been moved on.
Some they were right to sell because they’ve not quite reached the potential they had, but a few of the players they let go of have well and truly blossomed away from the club and could have been real stars on the south coast.
It’s all ‘what ifs’ and ‘I wonder hows’, but they really shouldn’t have been so quick to sell a number of players! Here are TWO stars Southampton were way too eager to offload!