Southampton Transfers

The Latest Southampton FC Transfer News for 2017 – 2018

  • Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:00:48 +0000: Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing? - Southampton | The Guardian

    From Arsenal to Wolves, we look at what the clubs are doing regarding pay for players, non-playing staff and casual staff

    Arsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s discussions. But there has been no decision taken and the focus has been on ensuring casual employees are looked after. All will be paid as normal until 30 April with the situation reviewed thereafter. Full-time employees were paid for the month on 27 March, as expected. For now there is little appetite to make redundancies. Nick Ames

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  • Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:00:01 +0000: From Mané to Ings: awards of the Premier League season so far - Southampton | The Guardian

    With football on hold we select some of the highlights of the top-flight campaign until now – and the biggest flop

    Jordan Henderson’s influence deserves acclaim but Sadio Mané is remarkably consistent and reaches heights that his captain cannot. The temptation for players who can do it all is to overdo it, but Mané is too smart for that. He is the purest epitome of this Liverpool team because he is supremely efficient. Sometimes that means doing something as simple as running on to a long pass by Virgil van Dijk and slotting the ball past the keeper in the way he did for the winning goal against Bournemouth in Liverpool’s last domestic game before the suspension of the Premier League; and sometimes it means producing supernatural flourishes like his stoppage-time headed winning goal at Aston Villa or the touch that enabled him to take down a pass by Henderson while pirouetting past a defender before ramming the ball into the net against Norwich. Having the athleticism and skill to play as he does is rare; having the presence of mind to use those gifts with such effectively and selflessly is rarer still.

    Related: Watford offer NHS use of their stadium in fight against coronavirus

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  • Sat, 21 Mar 2020 11:00:35 +0000: 'Dad never gives up': the bond between one blind Southampton fan and his son - Southampton | The Guardian

    Steve Jarvis lost his sight but not his love of football in a 1984 accident. With his son’s help his journey has been remarkable

    “It knocked me out for 71 days in total,” says Steve Jarvis, retracing the chain of events that left him blind and in a coma after a motorcycle accident in November 1984. A smattering of silence follows but then his overwhelming zest for life, gratitude and uplifting positivity become clear. While he was in Poole hospital, his then girlfriend, now wife, Jane, sent a letter and tape to the then Southampton manager, Lawrie McMenenemy, who duly recorded a message.

    “It might well have been the reason I came around. Thanks, Lawrie!” Steve says, laughing. “He just said: ‘When you’re back up and well, come and see us.’ That’s what I did; I went and met all the players back in ’85. I’ve still got the tape; it will always be in my possession. I’ll always keep it.”

    Related: The forgotten story of ... English football's suspension dilemma in 1947

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  • Mon, 09 Mar 2020 09:00:02 +0000: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action - Southampton | The Guardian

    Phil Foden gets a reality check, Chelsea’s veterans show their worth and West Ham’s board have a decision to make

    The rehabilitation of Luke Shaw has been a success of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s reign. A player given harsh treatment by José Mourinho may never turn into the first-choice England left-back he looked set to be as a teenager at Southampton but his recent repurposing as a left-sided centre-back has revealed extra dimensions to his game. It is a highly specialised position, one only really suited to those games where Solskjær sets his team up to soak up pressure, but since Shaw was deployed there at Liverpool in January, 3-5-2 has been the default formation for United’s more testing fixtures. Shaw’s presence also gave Brandon Williams licence to overlap, though both were put through plenty of defensive work by Manchester City. At 24, Shaw has become a senior figure guiding young blood through matches, something inconceivable under Mourinho. John Brewin

    Related: Manchester United turning a corner with Bruno Fernandes at the wheel

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  • Sat, 07 Mar 2020 17:05:14 +0000: Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin strikes late to sink 10-man Southampton - Southampton | The Guardian

    This was a breathless contest but the lasting image belonged to the match-winner, Allan Saint-Maximin, whose backflip in front of the delirious travelling Newcastle support earned him further adulation.

    Saint-Maximin struck just as it seemed Steve Bruce’s side would be left frustrated in their attempt to wrestle victory from 10-man Southampton, who had Moussa Djenepo sent off in the first half. Saint-Maximin expertly applied the finish after driving on to a superb first-time ball by the substitute Sean Longstaff to score Newcastle’s first league goal in 439 minutes. It was Longstaff’s first touch but a lasting contribution to earn a first win in six league matches and cap a good week’s work after reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

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  • Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:56:31 +0000: Pellegrino appointed Southampton manager - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
    Southampton appoint Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager, with the 45-year-old former Alaves boss replacing Claude Puel.
  • Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:42:32 +0000: Southampton sack manager Puel - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
    Southampton sack boss Claude Puel after one season in charge, when they finished eighth in the Premier League and reached the League Cup final.
  • Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
    Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
  • Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:24:39 +0000: Barnsley sign Saints defender McCarthy - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
    Barnsley sign Southampton defender Jason McCarthy for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.
  • Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:20:44 +0000: Liverpool end interest in Van Dijk - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
    Liverpool apologise to Southampton over "any misunderstanding" and end their interest in defender Virgil van Dijk.

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has been a busy man in the transfer market this summer as he looks to reinforce his squad for the start of next season after a great run which saw them promoted to the English top flight via the play offs. Adkins is now desperate to bring in new names to the club so that he can secure their position in the top flight for another season at least.

The first signing of the summer sees promising young full back Nathaniel Clyne arrive at St Mary`s from Crystal Palace after the promise of the clubs plans to attempt to quality for Europe this season were very enticing for the player. Southampton though will need to pay a large compensation fee to his current club if the deal goes through as due to the players age his former club feel they are due some type of payment from the saints after he signed a new four year deal last week.

Another player who has just be signed by the club is talented striker Jay Rodriguez after he recently arrived from Burnley for a fee which is believed to be around the six and a half million pounds mark. Adkins has long been an admirer of the player and is extremely happy with the signing which he sees as just perfect to bolster his attacking line for next season.

A shocking bit of news right now for Southampton is the fact that their attempts to bring defender Alexander Buttner to St Mary`s may be in tatters after his current club Vitesse Arnham have halted the move after another club have come into the frame for the players signature. Southampton may now find themselves in a bidding war for the player who they see as a perfect addition to their squad so as of now all dealings over the player have hit a premature halt.