Southampton fans react as club announce McCarthy sale

It doesn’t seem as if Southampton will be announcing any in-comings at St. Mary’s until they resolve the future of manager Claude Puel.

The Frenchman, who led the club to their first major final since 2003 and recorded an 8th placed finish in the Premier League, has lost the majority of the fan base and looks unlikely to be in his role come the start of pre-season.

However, that hasn’t stopped club officials going about the business of selling players, and it looks as if a Championship side will now be the beneficiaries of the Saints’ esteemed academy.

The club announced yesterday that defender Jason McCarthy, who spent last season on loan with Walsall, has joined Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old, who captain the U21 Premier League Cup winning side in 2015, has made just one appearance for the first team, a three minute cameo against Crystal Palace in 2014.

Despite his lack of experience in a Southampton shirt, plenty of fans on the south coast, who have an eye for young players, were upset by the news…