Southampton are a club renowned for their impeccable transfer business, which is what has made the past few years somewhat confusing.
They have seemingly struggled to capture the impressive lesser-known talents, which has resulted in declining performances.
Part of that offensive problem can be traced back to the quality of replacement for Danny Ings, who left for £25m just last summer.
The Austrian turned to Adam Armstrong from the Championship to be his new marksman, but he has since disappointed.
Not only this but he has been sat on a relatively high £48k-per-week wage too. In total, he has cost the club £17.9m so far, and counting.
It is this hesitation that can make all the difference in the Premier League, where nobody is afforded space to do as they please.
He is not the sole reason for his side’s disappointing attack, as Che Adams also only has two goals this campaign.
But nine goals and five assists during the 2020/21 campaign suggest the Scotsman does have something to offer Hasenhuttl. Armstrong is yet to show anything of value, and sooner or later he must be binned so the club can reassess and reinvest.