In a weekend where transfer news surrounding the Saints has been heating up, Southampton are reportedly close to signing Romanian international winger Nicolae Stanciu.
The 23-year old is coming off his best season last year with Romanian club Steaua București scoring 12 goals in 28 matches. According to some reports out of Romania, Bucuresti could be on his way to England following his clubs clash against Manchester City.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is confident that the Red's could be close to sealing the signature of Jose Fonte in the coming weeks. This all comes despite the fact that Fonte has a new offer on the table with Southampton.
Whatever the outcome of this entire saga, Jose Fonte and Southampton need a conclusion to these constant rumors. Getting any deal done soon is a must at this stage so that Southampton can have time to sort out any replacements for the position.
Just to break up the transfer rumors here, Oriol Romeu has revealed through social media that his injury that he sustained against United was "nothing serious".
This news is absolutely the best I've heard all day. Given the upcoming Europa League slate, Southampton needs as much depth and talent as they can get their hands on at this point.
With reports claiming that West Brom have put in a loan bid for striker Jay Rodriguez, a new article from the Mirror also claims that Hull City is interested in securing Rodriguez.
The added interest for Rodriguez is concerning. While part of me wants to see Jay do whatever he needs to succeed, the other half wants him to stay with the Saints given the Europa League slate we have upcoming.
Turkish giant Galatasaray are reportedly lining up a bid for Saints midfield Jordy Clasie whose future has been put into doubt over the last few months given his struggling debut season last year.
While Clasie wasn't anywhere near as good as we expected him to be last season, the extra fixtures this year call for some added depth. Unless Southampton get an offer they can't refuse, I believe keeping Clasie for at least one more season will benefit both in the long run.
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Jason Puncheon vs @ChelseaFC (12/13) #SaintsFC pic.twitter.com/uYGRu4GDj9— Southampton Goals (@SFCGoals) August 22, 2016
Just for the memories this one is. With all of the talent Saints has had the last few years, one could only imagine how good Southampton could have been if they would have held onto some of their prime talent over the years.