Southampton-oriented journalist Dan Sheldon has recently talked about potential St. Mary’s exits for Saints players.
The Saints lost 3-1 to Arsenal on Tuesday. While they had scored first in the game to go 1-0 up, Arsenal came back from that position to get goals from Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette. During the game, Sheldon was asked about the club’s approach to outgoings in the January transfer window.
Should Southampton sell players this month?
Southampton will wait on potential exits
During the Q&A session with Southampton fans while the Arsenal game took place, Sheldon was asked by a fan about whether the club are looking to make any moves in the January transfer window. Sheldon revealed that he’s had conversations with some of his contacts and he’s been told that Saints won’t be making decisions about letting players leave until the last few days of the window.
The journalist also talked about the club’s interest in Brandon Williams, saying that he is ‘admired’ by the club but they are also looking at other options and they are looking to add another full-back this month.
The journalist said: “Southampton would still like to add another full-back to their squad. Conversations I’ve had with various contacts throughout January left me thinking clubs won’t make decisions on letting players go until the final few days of the window. Brandon Williams is admired but Southampton are also exploring other options.”
Danny Ings has been linked with a Saints exit but that part ties up with his potential contract extension at the club. Ryan Bertrand was also linked with an exit in recent days, but even his situation comes down to his contractual status.
Southampton need incomings, not outgoings
Hasenhuttl had to start Jake Vokins and Jan Valery in the full-back areas against Arsenal and the result didn’t go their way. Other than them, they only have Kyle Walker-Peters and Bertrand as senior options for those positions.
So they clearly need depth in those areas and they can’t afford to let players go either, as they are 11th in the table and are only four points behind sixth-placed Tottenham. Losing players could scupper their chances of getting European football, which is a genuine possibility given how tight the top half of the table is.
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