With the January transfer window fast approaching Southampton will be searching the market for players who can add to their options for the second half of the season.
Claude Puel has had somewhat of a mixed bag since his arrival over the summer, the Saints find themselves in 10th position, having struggled to match the form they showed in the second half of the last campaign, which dragged them to their highest ever Premier League finish of 6th place. The south coast club were also dumped out of Europe last week, after drawing at home to Israeli outsiders, Hapeol Be’er Sheva.
However, the men from St Mary’s still have it all to play for during the second half of the season. They’ll be desperate to claim a Europa League qualification spot – a goal at the start of the season and one that is still obtainable. The Saints will also have their eye on winning the EFL Cup, where they have advanced to the semi-final stage.
This is a big opportunity for a side that hasn’t won a major trophy since 1976. To help them press on, the Saints’ fabled recruitment team will no doubt be working overtime to identify players who can add that extra bit of quality to the side in January.
It’s always worth keeping an eye out for bargain buys during the window, as the money saved in these deals can be spent on other targets. With that said here’s THREE bargain buys Southampton should be looking to snap up this January.