Five January transfer priorities for Southampton

It has been a largely positive start to the season for Southampton under new manager Claude Puel.

The south coast outfit are currently 10th in the Premier League table and closing in on a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League.

A famous win against Inter Milan at St Mary’s last week was followed up by a league defeat to a lowly Hull City side though, in a match that highlighted the problems this current Saints team has.

While they appear to be less solid at the back than in recent years, they are also struggling to put the ball into the back of the net.

There is a real over-reliance on Charlie Austin when it comes to goals, and they must start coming from other areas of the pitch if Southampton are to progress once again this term.

It could be an issue that Puel addresses in January with some positions needing improvement.

And with all this taken into consideration, here are five players Southampton need to consider signing during the winter transfer window.

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