Southampton have had a fairly quiet transfer window compared to most of the clubs that fill up the rest of the Premier League.
Saints have only parted way with its cash to sign two players so far this summer: Kyle Walker-Peters from Tottenham Hotspur and Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid.
However, with two notable sales seeing central midfielders Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harrison Reed leave for Spurs and Fulham respectively, it’s clear that this Southampton squad is in dire need of reinforcements in the middle of the park and elsewhere.
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At his pre-match press conference ahead of Saints’ Premier League clash with Burnley on Saturday night, Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl was asked if he would be happy to continue on with the season with the squad he currently has at his disposal.
“No, I wouldn’t. But I know that we will get players in,” Hasenhuttl said. [H/T Daily Echo] “Now comes the moment where I think some good opportunities are coming up, also maybe for us.
“I think the players who were our number one choice, it was not so easy for us to get them. But I think there are some other alternatives where we are still keen when they are coming to us, be it on loan or permanent.
“Either way I think we know we need a few, one or two players minimum we must get, maybe three.”
When does the summer transfer window open and close?
The summer transfer window opened on 27 July and closes at 23:00 on 5 October.
A domestic-only window for trades between Premier League and EFL clubs will run from 5 October until 16 October at 17:00.