Many Southampton fans are far from happy after the Saints were linked with another loan move for Takumi Minamino this summer.
Less than a week separates the Saints from their first Premier League match of the season against Everton at St Mary’s, and Ralph Hasenhuttl and co will be hoping to improve on their 15th-placed finish in the top flight last time out.
The departure of Danny Ings to Aston Villa (avfc.co.uk) means that Southampton are light in the centre-forward position. As such, according to talkSPORT, the south coast outfit are interested in re-signing 26-year-old Minamino on loan from Liverpool.
The Japan international spent the second half of last season on loan at St Mary’s, scoring two goals in 10 matches (Transfermarkt), but it seems that plenty of Saints supporters were not really happy with what they saw from him. He averaged a modest 6.42 match rating from WhoScored while at the club and drew criticism from some fans over a few performances.
Would you take Minamino back?
The news of Southampton’s renewed interest in Minamino was shared on Twitter by @SaintsExtra and it attracted plenty of attention from supporters. These fans took to the social media platform to share their thoughts on his possible return to St Mary’s.
Let’s see what these fans had to say about the Minamino links
“better not be true. He was useless for us after a promising two goals to start”
“Minamino? No, no, no and no!”
“No, please no”
“Just stop trolling the fans please #saintsfc, our blood pressure can’t take this!”
“I wouldn’t even take him back on loan”
In other news, Southampton want this Ligue 1 defender.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience