Southampton head into another Premier League season with yet another new manager in charge and fans will no doubt be starting the campaign with a few nerves as to what lies ahead.
Mauricio Pellegrino has taken over from the outgoing Claude Puel, who was harshly let go in the opinion of many Saints fans here in the Tavern.
The south coast club though will be hopeful of another decent season in the top flight, where they will be hoping to edge ever closer to a top six place.
Our landlord thinks that the Saints aren’t too far off being a very good side in the Premier League, believing one or two quality additions could give them the boost needed to challenge in the upper echelons of the table.
One player he thinks Southampton should target is current Wolves winger Helder Costa. The flying Portuguese star was a big money buy by the Championship club only last season but has attracted plenty of attention with his displays.
Costa has excellent ability with the ball at his feet, being able to beat his men with ease, and can win a game seemingly single handedly at Championship level.
The chance for Costa to test himself in the Premier League is surely going to come soon for the winger and Southampton could well be the ideal club for him to develop his career further.
He really is a fantastic player who’s versatility makes him an even more viable option for the Saints, should they pursue a deal for him.
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