Southampton haven’t had the season that many here in the Transfer Tavern had thought that they would of had.
They were knocked out early in the Europa League, sit in the bottom half of the table and most recently lost the League Cup final – not a season to remember for Puel’s men.
The Saints will now have the prospect of losing some key players to bigger clubs competing in European football next term, and one player they know they’ll struggle to hold onto at the club is Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk.
The former Celtic defender is already a wanted man and with how well he’s been doing, it’s easy to see why clubs like Manchester City, would come calling.
The 25-year-old leaving the club, will be tough for many Southampton punters here at the Tavern and even more so replacing him will be no easy feat.
But with that in mind, the Saints simply must be thinking ahead, so here are TWO possible replacements for van Dijk at Southampton…
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