Southampton Transfers

The Latest Southampton FC Transfer News for 2017 – 2018

  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:52:47 +0000: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action - Southampton | The Guardian

    Arsenal have hit an all-time low under Arsène Wenger, Chelsea could go for Andy Carroll and Sam Allardyce needs a result

    Chelsea have endured three successive goalless draws for the first time and it is inconceivable the scouting department is not exploring forward options. Something has clearly put them off the pursuit of Alexis Sánchez, whom they courted in the summer. Perhaps they believe he is set upon a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Maybe they feel they cannot compete with the financial package Manchester United could offer. Possibly they deem the costs excessive. Yet, if that avenue is blocked, and with Crystal Palace unlikely to entertain offers for Christian Benteke, there remains the possibility Chelsea will explore Andy Carroll’s availability. Antonio Conte had hoped to secure a targetman over the summer and is apparently an admirer of Carroll, for all the 29-year-old’s patchy injury record. Such a move would once have seemed outlandish. Yet times may have changed. Dominic Fifield

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  • Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:26:24 +0000: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos - Southampton | The Guardian

    Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight

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  • Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:18:57 +0000: Abdoulaye Doucouré hands Watford controversial draw with Southampton - Southampton | The Guardian

    Ladies and Gentlemen, take a moment to observe Mauricio Pellegrino, a manager on thin ice, trying to handle a 10-game winless run, dealt an extremely harsh hand when a precious away victory was snatched away as Abdoulaye Doucouré deftly batted in a late equaliser. In these days of VAR trials, here was a perfect example of the kind of decision that would have been referred, the tap of the hand easily spotted, the goal removed, the points for Southampton retained.

    It would have been understandable had Pellegrino exploded, railed against the officials, damned the system and spoken of injustice. But he didn’t. He even managed to spare some sympathy for the referee, Roger East, who evidently missed the nature of the game’s decisive and defining touch. “Even the referee has pressure too,” Pellegrino reasoned. “For everybody at this level the pressure is to do your best every single day. I imagine the referee is not happy right now.” It was a remarkably dignified response under the circumstances.

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  • Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:46:36 +0000: Watford v Southampton: match preview - Southampton | The Guardian

    Two points from six games sees Southampton sit bottom of the Premier League form table but Watford are only one point and one place ahead of them. Marco Silva, who spoke to the Saints before taking the Watford job in May, has a little more credit in the bank but another defeat for Mauricio Pellegrino could see him gone by the time the sides meet again in the FA Cup in two weeks’ time. Paul Chronnell

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  • Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:42:00 +0000: Stale Southampton have lost their way under Mauricio Pellegrino | Ben Fisher - Southampton | The Guardian
    The club seems to be stalling and the emphasis on affording first-team opportunities to players from the esteemed academy has been slowly eroded

    When Claude Puel was sacked last June, there was tangible excitement among Southampton supporters ready to enjoy a season without the shackles. But seven months on there is little of that desired zest or swagger where Mauricio Pellegrino’s side are concerned and the possibility of relegation to the Championship – the club are outside the bottom three only on goal difference before Saturday’s trip to Watford – suggests regression.

    After one win from their past 13 league matches, it was not surprising that Pellegrino was forced to bat away questions over his immediate future and whether he fears becoming the eighth Premier League managerial casualty of the season at his pre-match press conference on Thursday. “It’s part of our job,” he said. “For every manager, the biggest risk in football is to work in football.”

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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.