Five Southampton players that need to move on to fulfil their potential

Southampton’s rise from a League One outfit to a European side has been magnificent but the Saints have struggled to make the next step, often losing their key players in the summer and having to start from scratch.

Groundhog day is a yearly occurrence on the South Coast and it’s going to be difficult to change that. Fortunately for Southampton, their illustrious youth academy continues to churn out quality players on a regular basis to keep the club afloat.

At some stage, something needs to change for the Saints, though, to make the next step forward but they can at least be comfortable in the knowledge they have the stability to make their long-term vision an achievable objective.

Each individual player needs to assess their circumstances, though, which will, unfortunately, lead to┬ámore walking down the well-trodden path out of St Mary’s…