Three Southampton players that surely won’t stay even if club avoids relegation

Southampton boosted their chances of preserving their Premier League status for at least another year as they beat Bournemouth 2-1 at St Mary’s on Saturday.

The south coast outfit came into the clash with their local neighbours four points from safety with just four fixtures remaining, and with just one win in their last 21 top flight matches and no league victory on their own patch since November.

However, Mark Hughes’ men got over the line against the Cherries to take themselves to within one point of safety ahead of another huge encounter against Everton at Goodison Park next weekend.

Should they stay up, big changes are expected at the south coast this summer with vice-chairman Les Reed, whom the St Mary’s faithful on Twitter want out, and chairman Ralph Krueger potentially departing, while Hughes currently only has a contract until the end of the campaign.

Many of the first-team players may also look to move on at the end of the season to pastures new, in what could be yet another huge overhaul of the playing staff for Saints.

Here are three Southampton players that will surely leave this summer, even if the club avoids relegation…