16 Aug 2017 14:12:55
Southampton FC have matched the €17 Million valuation of Lazio's Wesley Hoedt.

Player is pushing for the move; expect a medical before Gameweek 2 and an official announcement sometime after the West Ham game.

Wesley Hoedt is a Dutch International centre-back of whom is very good friends with Virgil Van Dijk through the national team set-up. Can't help but think this may be a way of easing tensions between VVD and the Board while also filling the void left by José Fonte in January.

This could see us looking to shift Gardos on as he is the epitome of first team dead-wood. Only stumbling block could be that he is very much liked all around the club.

1.) 16 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017 16:42:32
Wesley Hoedt and Mauricio Lemos both looked at.

Also expecting a Winger/ attacking midfielder to be added before the transfer window shuts. First choice earlier in the window was Jacob Murphy who was heading to Saints before Newcastle increased there offer.

2.) 16 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017 17:36:59
If Murphy honestly chose Newcastle ahead of saints 1 we wouldn't want him 2. His advisors should be sectioned.
Harris has been so unlucky with injury and looked good before then. Hoedt comes in can see VVD going as can't see us keeping 5 cb's. We need to start boufal and if he comes good don't need a winger it's hard when u have part game time as the pressure is on to do something quickly. He needs a run and tadic needs to be told to pick up or move on. Although to be fair no surprise his game has gone down without pelle as a target/ hold up man.

3.) 17 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017 10:08:57
Murphy is a Newcastle fan. Lemos would be class, would be another defender that can take a decent free kick!

4.) 21 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017 02:29:55
Don't think there was any pushing involved. Lazio set a price and Saints have seemingly matched it.