The common theme amongst them all was that not a single one of them was over 25 (at the time of signing), suggesting that Ralph Hasenhuttl is planning not only for their current success but their future glory if these players develop as expected.
It marked an incredible coup for the Saints, as the 26-year-old joined with the ability to play both off the shoulder of a striker but also slightly deeper from midfield.
It is a surprise that they managed to get him for so cheap, especially considering how his value has risen so quickly since the move. Indeed, CIES Football Observatory now rates the midfielder at €15m (£13.4m), outlining his incredible upward trajectory within the game.
His skill set is certainly unique, but there is no doubting that he has all the physical and technical attributes to continue his successes in the Premier League.
He possesses a keen eye for goal, whilst also having the work rate and relentlessness to continue finding himself in the right position for these chances, all attributes that suggest the Saints struck gold when bringing him to St Mary’s.
Aribo headlines what was a fine summer window for Southampton, who will be patiently waiting for these shrewd transfers to bear fruit as they would inevitably fly up the table.