Southampton fans reveal surprise as accounts proves they aren’t just a selling club

Despite it being a common thought that Southampton are just a selling club, reports in the Daily Echo have finally put that misconception to bed.

The south coast outfit’s 2015/16 accounts were released on Wednesday and show that since the 2013/14 season, Saints have actually spent out £220.2m in purchasing players, compared to the £175.1m they have brought in through selling their key men – a difference of £45.1m.

Fans have often criticised the club for their failure to replace stars such as Adam Lallana, Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama over the course of the last few years, but those criticisms have officially been answered now.

In total, the club has actually made a £94m investment – including wages – over that four-year period.

When the figures were published on Wednesday, Saints supporters were quick to show their surprise at the news, while some praised how well the club continues to be run.

Here are just some of Twitter reactions to the release of accounts…