The Lowdown: Hasenhuttl’s financial backing
After a disappointing 15th place Premier League finish last season, Ralph Hasenhuttl has been given the support of the owners this summer to turn that around, with the boss already having cashed out on just over £50m worth of new signings.
Six fresh faces have so far walked through the Saints’ doors in the form of Gavin Bazunu, Mateusz Lis, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Romeo Lavia, Joe Aribo and Sekou Mara, creating the start of a new-look squad on the south coast.
The Latest: Jones’ BTS claim
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones shared what he’s discovered about the mood in camp from behind-the-scenes at Southampton. He said:
“Southampton have been changing a bit over the summer, they’ve bought in some interesting faces, they’ve changed formation and there is quite an optimistic feel around the club generally from what I hear, but there’s no doubt they could do with an extra face.”
The Verdict: Heading in the right direction
Southampton have every right to be full of positivity, given the number of incomings to date and also the fact that they haven’t lost any of their big-name stars.
Hasenhuttl’s aim will no doubt be to aim for a top ten finish this upcoming season, and if his team can start picking up results more consistently, there’s no reason as to why that can’t be easily achieved.
Will Southampton finish in the top ten this season?
The Saints will be hoping that their new additions will make an instant impact when they travel to the capital to face Tottenham Hotspur in their first game of the 2022/23 campaign this Saturday.
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