Southampton fans in the Football Transfer Tavern, along with their midfielder, are desperately calling for their key figures at the club to stay at St Mary’s during the summer transfer window.
According to The Sun, Southampton midfielder Steven Davis has pleaded with the board at the South Coast club to cling on to their manager and wanted players during as rumours surrounding their squad continue to grow.
The 31-year-old has been at Southampton since 2012 and he has seen many A-list stars depart the club and he is hoping the board can maintain the current squad and build off of this season’s efforts. He said:
“Hopefully everybody can stay and we can go again. That’s important. I think the manager’s spoken about that in his own press conference and said they’ll have that conversation after the season.”
“There’s been so much change over the last few years; losing important players and obviously losing Mauricio Pochettino a couple of years ago, but the manager’s come in and done a great job.”
“Everybody loves playing for him, hopefully we can keep him and keep the squad together and go again.”
Their manager Ronald Koeman is set to hold talks with the club’s director of football Les Reed regarding a new deal, as his current deal expires next summer, but he will only agree a new contract if he is allowed to keep his current crop of players.
Despite the club’s lack of ambition in the past there have been some encouraging signs for Saints supporters in the Tavern after defender Virgil van Dijk recently signed a new six-year deal.
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