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10 Jan 2022 19:09:23
Hello Ed (s). Got any juicy Saints rumours for us or is it all quite at the moment?

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{Ed002's Note - It will be out of date and I would need to check, and the ownership change may impact matters, but last update was:
The wage issue needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency or the club can expect FFP sanctions.

Sam Johnstone (G) Will not be sold in January but Spurs, West Ham and Southampton may look to offers in the summer.
Willy Caballero (G) Short-term solution.
Fabien Centonze (RB/RWB) Metz turned down an approach from Marseille who opted for for Pol Lirola but they are still seeking another RB. Metz say Southampton and Everton have sent scouts to watch him this season.
James Hill (CB) Fleetwood Town youngster attracting scouts from the PL and a declaration of interest from Burnley and Southampton. The issue will be game time at any higher profile clubs so a move to either might be the best move, although perhaps only a stepping stone.
Nayef Aguerd (CB) Rennes have been given the opportunity to profit on the player by Marseille but have made clear they are not looking to sell. Southampton and West Ham are amongst clubs who have sent scouts to watch him.
Ben Elliott (CM) Brighton, Brentford and Southampton have a declared interest in taking him as a Free Agent in the summer.
Joe Aribo (CM) Rangers do not want to sell but the player will be aware of Aston Villa, Southampton and Leicester showing an interest. Away at AFCON so an immediate move is unlikely but perhaps the summer will see the player push.}
Angelo Fulgini (CM/AM) Feyenoord had an offer rejected last summer. Southampton and Everton have looked at the player.
Filip Djuricic (AM/LW) Southampton and Shakhtar Donetsk have a declared interest. Sassuolo will sell if they gat a €12M offer.
Ritsu Doan (AM/RW) PSV are willing to let the player leave in January having identified an upgrade to him. Shakhtar Donetsk and Southampton have shown an interest although getting a Work Permit to play in England may be difficult.
Mohamed-Ali Cho (F/RW) Clubs have had to tread carefully due to his age and him having an agent but there is a great deal of interest in the ex-Everton youngster. Angers will resist a sale once he is 18 unless a very good deal is put to them. A number of sides including Southampton, Milan, Atletico and Chelsea have been watching him but he may be best served staying in Ligue 1 for a while longer.
Khayon Edwards (S) Youngster who, like so many do nowadays, is demanding guarantees of game time and refusing to sign a contract. Southampton are cherry picking such kids and can offer better guarantees than Chelsea who will give him a roadmap but no guarantees. Scouts from a couple of German clubs have looked at him. Arsenal are very keen to keep him.


1.) 11 Jan 2022 17:02:38
Thanks for this insight Ed. I was hoping that Dean Henderson might feature on your list, given there are rumours linking him with Saints, but I suspect there is little substance to it, more wishful thinking.
I must confess, I don’t know too much about most of the players you have listed which strikes me that in this window, we are unlikely to secure anyone who is a shoe in to the starting eleven. At best, we are looking at consolidating the squad and perhaps developing future talent.
This is where our problem is - we are not at the races when it comes to improving the starting lineup. We bring in players who do not offer much more than what we have already got. So in terms of quality on the park, the names might change but there is little prospect of improving the levels we are currently at. That is down to market forces i.e. we are not in the business of bringing in 30 million pound players or am I being glass half empty?!

{Ed002's Note - I would likely not hold your breath over Henderson. Dean Henderson (G) Manchester United want to keep DH but he wants guarantees with Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Spurs considering their options. Newcastle may offer an immediate solution. Common sense dictates keep Henderson but I suspect the club think otherwise. Perhaps a loan again, else another hostage being held by Manchester United.

As for your second point, traditionally Southampton have done well picking up lesser know players. The scouting system in England has also been very good over the years and the youngster picked up from Chelsea have worked out well.}


2.) 11 Jan 2022 23:49:19
I make you right Ed and absolutely, Tino is a gem. Be great to keep Broja too!


 

 

27 Jun 2020 09:00:44
Hi Ed - any news on where Hojbjerg may be headed or possible incomings?

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{Ed002's Note - Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) is wanted by Spurs and Leicester and has been proposed to Everton as a well priced midfield solution. Spurs would offer Kyle Walker-Peters as part of the deal but Southampton are in urgent need of cash.}


 

 

 

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15 Jan 2021 13:42:56
If we can hold onto our key players below for the next couple of seasons with a few additions, I think we can afford to lose anyone else and still make progress. Thoughts?

Key Players:
Ings
JWP
KWP
Vestergaard
Romeu
Armstrong (possibly)

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1.) 15 Jan 2021 13:45:33
And Ralph of course!


2.) 17 Jan 2021 17:20:22
I’d add Bednarek to that list. Or at least one of him and Jannik. Che may also become a necessity if he can become a bit more clinical as him and Danny together can be lethal.

But of course I’d hope we don’t lose 15 first team quality players over the next 3 transfer windows 🤣.


 

 

05 Aug 2017 13:06:34
I was playing football manager 2016 last night and looking for wonderkids as you do. I noticed that Hojbjerg was rated by the creators as one of the best wonderkids in world football before he signed for Saints. Now I know he hasn't exactly lit up the prem since his move but it's interesting to see since football manager has more scouts than any team in the world. They must have seen something. Perhaps he will live up to it this season or perhaps football manager is the key to the black box!

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1.) 05 Aug 2017 13:24:35
I think he's looked sharp and good in pre season. he's much impressed and I was a huge doubter last year.


 

 

16 Jul 2017 11:00:40
It's all well and good having 4 Saints players in the England U21 squad but is anyone else a little concerned as to where the next batch of talent after Targett, Sims, Stevens etc. Is coming from in a few years? There are no Saints players in the England U20s, U19s or U18s! Perhaps we should be looking there for youngsters?

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1.) 16 Jul 2017 12:54:06
doesn't always mean anything though, because all those young players probably won't get a chance at their club in the premier league lower leagues yeah. Premier league no, not enough chances handed out.


2.) 16 Jul 2017 13:36:41
We played a few new ones to the squad against St. Gallen yesterday.


 

 

07 Jun 2017 13:24:42
I think it's quite simple this summer. You need to look each player hard in the eyes and say are you A: good enough for a top six team, B: young with potential of making a top 6 team in the future or C: a workhorse who would die for the club (aka Davis) . If you do not fall into one of these categories then it's thanks for your hard work but you will be replaced this summer. Now it might not be possible to replace all the dead wood in one summer, but come on Les, let's give it a go!

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02 Jun 2017 13:07:12
If no players were to leave this summer here is what I think we should do. If player leave this list plus replacements.

Sell:

Classie


Loan for season:

J-Rod
Hojberg

Buy:

Strong centre back
Striker to replace J-Rod
Cover for Romeu

Agree?

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1.) 02 Jun 2017 15:22:33
I agree with selling Classie (he's currently behind Hojberg in the order of merit) and that being said i'd keen hold of Hojberg incase Romeu, JWP or Davis get injured/ unavailable. I still like J-Rod, and think with a full pre-season under his belt could be like a new signing (playing either side of a main striker) - Would like to see a strong CB coming in, Harry Reed sold, Gallagher sold and potentially a new creative midfielder signed (a Tadic replacement/ competition) .


2.) 02 Jun 2017 15:40:15
I'd like to see us sign someone like Fernando Forestieri (Sheff Wed. ) or Helder Costa (Wolves) - Both creative and can run with the ball at their feet, make things happen! ;-)


3.) 04 Jun 2017 08:10:46
Keep reed unless he has regressed he is superb for a player his side and would be a good partner for Romeu. Sell long sell tadic sell j rod buy costa and either play Gallagher or buy wood from Leeds as a different option and hold up man.


 

 

 

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24 Jun 2021 19:07:19
Like Walker-Pieters and Danny Ings? The try before you buy strategy does actually work sometimes.

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06 Jun 2021 10:53:15
Why not try and keep Vestergaard and Ings. Still generating 65mil. I’d buy Sam Johnstone, Pereira and van Aanholt as they have prem experience. Tan Ganga could also be a shout as he struggles to get regular football and is a good utility man. Thoughts?

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06 Jun 2021 16:54:37
Not a chance mate.

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15 Jan 2021 13:45:33
And Ralph of course!

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