Three former Southampton players Mark Hughes must look to re-sign this summer
New Southampton manager Mark Hughes has yet to be too active in the summer transfer window, which is perhaps a bit of a surprise seeing as the south coast outfit only narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship last month following four successive top-eight finished previously.
The Welshman, who has been warned he should have swooped for a Fulham star, was handed the role on a permanent basis having led Saints to survival during just eight Premier League matches in charge, and he will surely be keen to add some new faces to his squad before the window slams shut on August 9.
The 54-year-old is already said to have agreed a deal to sign Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong and will have more targets in mind – with the majority of those likely to be attacking reinforcements given they only scored 37 goals in their 38 top flight fixtures last term.
However, perhaps he should be considering bringing some familiar faces back to St Mary’s too, as there are ex-players that can still make a difference for them on the pitch now, as well as helping to bring that feel-good factor back to the club.
Here are three former Southampton players Hughes must look to re-sign this summer…