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Poll: Who is Southampton’s worst record transfer signing since 2001?

Cast your vote and let us know your reasoning either in the comments below or on Twitter!

Delap on his head
Rory Delap on the deck back in 2003.
Photo By Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

It took Southampton almost 11 years to break the club’s record transfer fee spent back in July 2001 when Saints bought Rory Delap from Derby County for £4m.

Since then, the club’s broken its own record six times since Jay Rodriguez put an end to Delap’s run as the man who commanded Saints’ record transfer fee.

Considering the context of the player’s performances in the team around them, the transfer fee spent at the time, and the player’s on and off-pitch attitude while at Southampton, who is the worst player to break the club’s record transfer fee?

Cast your vote and let us know your reasoning either in the comments below or on Twitter!

Poll

With the above considerations in mind, who is Southampton FC’s worst record transfer signing since 2001?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Rory Delap - £4m - Jul 2001
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Jay Rodriguez - £6m - Jun 2012
    (2 votes)
  • 2%
    Gaston Ramirez - £12m - Aug 2012
    (14 votes)
  • 0%
    Victor Wanyama - £12.5m - Jul 2013
    (1 vote)
  • 32%
    Pablo Osvaldo - £15m - Aug 2013
    (182 votes)
  • 4%
    Sofiane Boufal - £16m - Aug 2016
    (24 votes)
  • 0%
    Mario Lemina - £18.1m - Aug 2017
    (3 votes)
  • 59%
    Guido Carrillo - £19m - Jan 2018
    (336 votes)
565 votes total Vote Now

All transfer fees courtesy of Soccerbase.