There’s not been much to get Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern excited about this summer. The supporters are yet to welcome a big name at St Mary’s so far.
New boss Mauricio Pellegrino has his hands full with current rebel Virgil van Dijk.
The highly rated defender, 26, is training alone at his club’s Staplewood HQ after making it clear to boss Pellegrino that he wants to leave the club.
Liverpool have been the team in hot pursuit of Van Dijk’s signature, but according to reports, fears over their relationship with Southampton is set to cost the Dutchman his move.
The Reds were forced to cool off their chase after Southampton complained to the FA over foul play.
Pellegrino still has to address a number of issues that held the Saints back from a successful league campaign last time out. Getting rid of several of the Saints dead wood would be a good place to start.
Take a look at TWO players the Argentine needs to cut loose…
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