Mark Hughes certainly has been busy on the South Coast this summer. Aside from letting go the likes of Dusan Tadic, Florin Gardos and Jeremy Pied, the Welsh manager also found the time to make a number of acquisitions.
Goalkeeper Angus Gunn arrived from Manchester City, defender Jannik Vestergaard joined from Borussia Monchengladbach, midfielder Stuart Armstrong was signed from Celtic, winger Mohamed Elyounoussi moved from Basel and striker Danny Ings came in on loan from Liverpool.
Saints fans ought to be excited about the arrival of the forward from Anfield in particular. Whilst Ings has had plenty of injury troubles in recent seasons he is fit now. If he can stay that way then Southampton will have an explosive and clinical finisher on their hands.
Saints flirted with relegation last time out, but keeping Ings in form and available at St Mary’s Stadium could be enough to secure their survival more comfortably this time around.
What do you think, Southampton fans? Who do you think will prove to be your most astute signing of the summer?