Three Southampton signings that would boost the weak spine of the team

Southampton suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of Bundesliga outfit Augsburg in their latest pre-season friendly at St Mary’s on Wednesday night.

Hopes would have been high of a positive result after a 3-0 win against Saint-Etienne in France last weekend, but a first-half double from Michael Gregoritsch and second-half goals from Ja-Cheol Koo and Raphael Framberger ruined Mauricio Pellegrino’s first home match in charge of the side.

With just over a week left until the start of the Premier League season, there will certainly be concerns on the state of the current squad with Jan Bednarek the only arrival this summer and with captain Virgil van Dijk still training on his own after telling the south coast outfit that he wants to leave.

Pellegrino may well be considering adding some height and steel to his side before the summer transfer window closes at the end of the month after they struggled in the air against Augsburg, who only finished one point above the bottom three in the Bundesliga last term.

Here are three Southampton signings that would boost the weak spine of the team…