29 Jun 2018 18:11:31
Looks like we are getting Busy . Andrea Petagna from Atalanta is reportedly on the way . Know nothing about him, But have read he is 22, Big physical center forward, holds the ball up well, and is rated highly in Italy.

1.) 29 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018 19:35:13
I have read one report which describes him as 'brutish' and not overly mobile but good in the air, possibly not the finished article. He perhaps sounds potentially like Diego Costa! It would be nice to have a centre forward who poses a physical threat and other players can feed off from. Perhaps there is hope for Shane Long and Gabbi.

2.) 29 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018 20:13:30
They must really not rate Carillo if they're after a striker like that.

3.) 30 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2018 05:56:08
His goal ratio isn't something to be cheered about though. But I guess its just the different style he brings. Getting on the end of a JWP or Bertrand cross, he might be banging in some more. If not then a certain Italian striker would not mind having someone to play off from I believe.

4.) 30 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2018 14:35:24
Boufal and Carrillo left out of the tour of China. I think we can assume they are both on their way out. looks like elyounoussi is a replacement for boufal. Maybe we are in the market for another started man type striker to replace Carrillo, and then I guess one/ two centre backs and that will probably be our lot. Can't believe we've wasted 19 million quid on an absolute donkey of a striker 6 months ago and he can't even make a pre-season squad!

5.) 30 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2018 17:31:53
Absolutely nothing in Carrillo makes me think he's going to be good. The sooner we get rid, the better. We still need AMC, if Armstrong is more Davis' replacement. Petagna, Santos and maybe another CB, AMC and winger and that's about it! Let's do it, Saints!

6.) 30 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2018 18:09:37
Not sure we need another CB after Santos personally. Bednarek looked good at the end of last season. Could maybe use one still, but not a priority.

Still need another attacker in my opinion. Someone direct and pacey, and then potentially a target man depending how Hughes wants to play.

7.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 11:09:59
Petagna is very similar to Pelle in physique but a little shorter, Marlon is not very tall but extremely athletic and quick. Both 22 with bags of potential if coached well and given plenty of game time, 2 potentially exciting additions. Looks like Carillo and Boufal are on their way which I would imagine will be loans with a buy clause built in. Shame about Boufal because there is an immensely talented footballer who may never fulfill his potential, Carillo. you all know my opinion of him from day one. Nice to hear of us being proactive in potential transfers of young talent again.