Three World Cup stars that must be added to Mark Hughes’ Southampton wishlist

The 2018 World Cup is well underway and there are a number of nations that have impressed and players that have already made a big impression for their country in their opening group game, and surely some of them will have caught the eye of Southampton manager Mark Hughes.

The Welshman will be determined to strengthen his squad this summer after they came within a whisker of suffering relegation to the Championship last season, and he has already lost out to Leicester City after agreeing a club-record fee for Norwich City for attacking midfielder James Maddison.

The former Stoke City chief, who only needs to make two signings this summer if he keeps his squad together, certainly will look to bounce back from that blow and add more quality additions to his side in order to ensure they don’t find themselves in a similar predicament again next term, with defensive and attacking additions surely a priority given the south coast outfit’s poor record at both ends of the pitch during the 2017/18 campaign.

He will already have his targets in mind, but he may well have been convinced by the displays of a number of individuals in Russia, too.

Here are three World Cup stars that Hughes has surely added to his summer transfer wishlist…