According to a report from the Stoke Sentinel, Southampton manager Mark Hughes is interested in being reunited with Stoke City star Geoff Cameron this summer, and Saints fans have been quick to react to the rumour.
The Stoke Sentinel says that Hughes wants the 55-cap USA international and that the Potters would have no problem doing business with their former boss, as long as the offer from the south coast outfit is acceptable.
The report adds that Cameron, who can play in midfield or defence, has a release clause in his contract worth well in excess of £5m following the club’s relegation to the Championship, and that he is also attracting interest from MLS clubs.
Southampton supporters, who hate the idea of signing a 26-year-old target following his opening 2018 World Cup display, took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one said “if we ever sign Geoff Cameron then please announce the departure of Leslie Mark Hughes”, another said it’s “almost as if they want us to go down”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
world class! 💪🏻🙈😤🤬 pic.twitter.com/pHm1ZZ83c8
— Swiss Saints (@Gion_Brasser) June 20, 2018
Lose out on Maddison…
Welcome to the circus that is #saintsfc.
— ✍🏼 (@CoastDzn) June 20, 2018
#SaintsFC board: "Why aren't we selling season tickets? I don't understand"
Also Saints boards: "Lets sell Tadic and buy Cameron. That'll help sell them"
— Saint Harris (@LHarrisSFC) June 21, 2018
— Jay (@SerbianMessi) June 20, 2018
— ben vincent (@benny_vincent92) June 21, 2018
Got to give it to Hughes, signing Geoff Cameron would be some revenge for seeing thousands of tweets about no signings… #SaintsFC
— George Galpin (@GGalpin95) June 20, 2018
I think I can see the Geoff Cameron to #saintsfc logic. I assume it's 'fill Pied's gap in the squad cheaply with an experienced utility man'. But I fear it would be yet another managerial favourite clogging up a squad 'pathway' for development. We should have learnt by now…
— Lucy Highnett (@lucyhighnett) June 20, 2018
It must be joke
— Orlando Gomes (@_Orlandogs) June 20, 2018
Almost as if they want us to go down , actual state of our transfer windows is now embarrassing
— Conor_SFC (@Conor_SFC) June 21, 2018
Selling Tadic, one of our best players and signing Geoff Cameron. The Southampton way.
— Harry (@ffsHaarry) June 21, 2018