Southampton fans react as club agree Stuart Armstrong deal

According to BBC Sport, Southampton are closing in on the signing of Stuart Armstrong from Celtic for an initial £7m fee, and Saints fans have been quick to have their say on the news.

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Having only narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship last term it was clear that Mark Hughes needed to strengthen his squad this summer, and one of his priorities would have been to add some goal to his team after they only netted 37 in their 38 Premier League matches last term.

Armstrong certainly fits the bill in that respect after scoring 28 goals and providing a further 25 assists in 144 Celtic appearances, and he would be following a well-stepped path with the south coast outfit previously buying Fraser Forster, Victor Wanyama and Virgil van Dijk from the Scottish Premiership champions.

Southampton supporters, who have named two players who shouldn’t replace Ajax-bound Dusan Tadic, have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the move, and while one said the deal “reeks of no ambition”, another said he “could be the No.10 we need”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…