Evening Standard football writer Jack Rosser believes that Southampton are done in the transfer market unless any sort of miracle move gets presented to them, amid Ralph Hasenhuttl’s admission last week that the club are “not 100% finished” as the deadline looms.
Ralph Hasenhuttl has been busy in the window bringing in seven new players to St Mary’s this summer as Lyanco, Armando Broja, Theo Walcott, Tino Livramento, Romain Perraud, Dynel Simeu and Thierry Small have all signed.
After an opening day defeat at Goodison Park to Everton, the Saints bounced back and got a brilliant point against Manchester United at St Mary’s last weekend.
Jack Rosser believes that after the seven summer signings, Southampton’s business is done unless something gets presented to them that they cannot turn down.
“No, I think they’re done now, they’ve got Lyanco in from Torino, so I think Saints are done and dusted now unless any sort of miracle move gets presented to them,” Rosser told Football FanCast.
The Saints will also be delighted that captain James Ward-Prowse put pen to paper on a new contract at St Mary’s this summer, and Hassenhuttl will be hoping to get his Saints squad to gel quickly and put together a good run of form and look to improve on last season’s 15th-placed Premier League finish.