Southampton confirmed the sale of defender Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool in a £75m deal on Wednesday, and Saints fans have urged the club to re-sign Arsenal winger Theo Walcott with some of the money.
The long-running saga involving the Netherlands international came to a close on Wednesday as Jurgen Klopp finally got his man, and the south coast outfit will now be looking at potential additions during the January transfer window.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men are in desperate need of reinforcements next month, as they currently lie just two points above the relegation zone with a trip to second-place Manchester United to come on Saturday.
Southampton supporters were quick to have their say on what the club should do with the money they have received in the New Year, and while one said “sign Theo Walcott now”, another said the club “should go out and sign Walcott straightaway”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Sign Theo Walcott now, @SouthamptonFC
— ApÖorva (@psychG00nerette) December 27, 2017
can we please sign Vorm, Jagielka, Walcott and Giroud? problems solved. No for the manager… Tuchel?
— Stuart Hack (@HackStuart) December 27, 2017
Can see Walcott here but not so sure on Giroud – says he wants to stay at Arsenal.
— Jane (@blondiesaint) December 28, 2017
— Kabir Nagpal (@kabirnagpal3) December 27, 2017
Sign Walcott @SouthamptonFC
— 👑Pabζ (@ShereWiIIPower) December 27, 2017
Sign Walcott back 🤔
— Ashley Alder-Smith (@AshAlderSmith) December 27, 2017
#saintsfc should go out and sign Walcott straight away with the money we are getting
— Ryan (@sfcryana) December 27, 2017
Sign Walcott and Giroud #Saintsfc
— CabbageFace (@Cabbage_Face) December 27, 2017
1- A manager
Then I'll be satisfied.
If there are are other names outside England please suggest, I ain't good follower for midtable European sides. #saintsfc
— Mahmoud (@Just_Mahmoud_) December 27, 2017
Walcott or giroud…please #SaintsFC
— Jamie (@jamie17saints) December 27, 2017
If we got Walcott or Giroud even on loan with option to buy I’d be happy. But we’ll end up with the top scorer from the Albanian League 2. #Saintsfc
— Paul (@happyhoppy66) December 27, 2017