Four left-backs Southampton could sign to replace Man City-linked Bertrand

Every summer, a number of players are linked with moves away from Southampton.

In the past few seasons, the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane have joined the long list of individuals that have left St Mary’s Stadium for pastures new, but the south coast outfit will hope that it is finally a different story at the end of the current campaign as they strive for some consistency.

However, Saints left-back Ryan Bertrand is a £30m target for Manchester City according to reports in The Sun, and if a move does materialise, then manager Claude Puel could be looking for a replacement for the influential England international.

While youngsters Sam McQueen and Matt Targett have impressed in the position when given an opportunity, Puel might want a player with more experience defensively – and one that provides the same impact as Bertrand does going forward – with the full-backs a key part of the current side.

Here are FOUR left-backs that could replace Bertrand if he does link up with Guardiola’s men…