Southampton have been busy this summer improving their squad for the upcoming Premier League campaign, however, their transfer business may not have finished just yet.
Mark Hughes is determined to turn things around at the St. Mary’s Stadium after he saved them with the skin of their teeth from playing Championship football following a rather disappointing campaign.
The Welshman was handed a three-year contract following his heroics, as the drop beckoned when he took over from Mauricio Pellegrino and he has been busy making a number of signings that should significantly improve his side.
The likes of Angus Gunn, Jannik Vestergaard, Stuart Armstrong and Mohamed Elyounoussi have all arrived, whilst he has also been active in offloading players he does not see featuring in his plans for the upcoming season.
Sofiane Boufal, Guido Carrillo, Florin Gardos and Dusan Tadic have already departed and according to reports, he could be about to let another man leave this summer.
The Daily Mirror are claiming that Jordy Clasie is unwanted at the St Mary’s Stadium and Feyenoord are interested in taking him back. However, the Saints are not prepared to let the midfielder return to the Eredivisie outfit unless they recoup the £8million they paid for him in 2015.
Southampton will do well to get the money they paid for the 27-year-old, considering he has rarely featured for them since the days of Ronald Koeman.
A deal between the two sides would look unlikely at this stage as Feyenoord are wanting to sign him on a loan deal, rather than splashing out on the midfielder.
A move would be best for all involved, as Clasie could rediscover the form he showed to initially bring him to the Premier League, however, it appears the Saints are unwilling to let him leave on loan once again, following his spell with Club Brugge last season.
Southampton fans – thoughts?