Southampton supporters have been pretty deflated in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days, what with their side only drawing 1-1 at home to Brighton on Wednesday night, alongside their team’s failed pursuit of forward Quincy Promes.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men went into their encounter with the Seagulls having failed to win any of their previous 11 Premier League matches, a run of form which has seen them slip into the division’s relegation places. And the Saints remain there after only mustering a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s on Wednesday night, with Jack Stephens’ second half effort cancelling out Glenn Murray’s penalty in the first period to clinch a point for Pellegrino’s side.
And with the club unable to get a deal done for Spartak Moscow forward Promes in the last knockings of the January transfer window, there have been many angry and disappointed Southampton fans in the Tavern in the last few hours.
26-year-old Promes has been in wonderful form for the Russian champions this term with 15 goals in just 25 appearances, taking his overall tally at the club to an impressive 58 goals in just 115 matches.
And the Saints were reportedly keen on luring him to St Mary’s ahead of their relegation battle in the second half of the season, with Pellegrino clearly seeking to bolster an attacking department that has managed just 25 goals in their 25 Premier League games this term.
Yet the South Coast outfit were unable to strike a deal for the Netherlands international, a failure which has been bemoaned by many Southampton supporters on Twitter…
I will throw my phone at the wall if Les Reed says “we did everything in our power to sign Promes” #saintsfc
— Connor Thompson (@Connor_T10) January 31, 2018
We drew a ‘must win’ game and didn’t sign Promes. Yeah…things are not so great with #SaintsFC right now.
— Dave (@the_bitter_end) January 31, 2018
Waiting for the “Good morning #Saintsfc fans – enjoy that one?! #WeMarchOn” tweet from @SouthamptonFC. We should have woken up to 3 points and Quincy Promes. Instead we got neither!! pic.twitter.com/cjeWxeF2gL
— Richard (@richargr001) February 1, 2018
— Reece Phillips (@_ReecePhillips_) February 1, 2018
Saints – D. Carillo in VVD out. Concern isn’t VVD out it’s the fact it hasn’t been reinvested. Promes a game changer, didn’t materialise. Nowhere near enough.
— Dwain (@SpionKopite1892) January 31, 2018
Made it clear they had a ‘Plan B’ but besides weak links for a Gaitan loan and some false rumours about Lamela they was nothing after the Promes deal fell through. Not even a sniff of a CB replacement for VVD either. Utterly ridiculous.
— Chris Hughes (@ChrisHughes1996) January 31, 2018
I bet Quincy Promes has breathed a huge sigh of relief #Saintsfc
— Dell1977 (@Andy261971) January 31, 2018
I imagine @LFC would have loaned us #Sturridge how can @WBA be allowed that coup? @SwansOfficial made head-turning moves to stay up, #Promes was needed, I would have offered #Tadic to cover for @fcsm_official losses in the dressing room… #SaintsFC @SouthamptonFC
— Matthew Chernicoff (@Chernsicle) January 31, 2018
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