English Premiership

Saints are transfer window winners

2014-09-02 10:02
Ronald Koeman (AFP)
Cape Town - Southampton have managed to restore some order at the club after several players departed very early in the transfer window.

After guiding the team to a very respectable eighth spot last season, the club lost manager Mauricio Pochettino who left to take the top job at Spurs and shortly thereafter several key players followed the manager out of the club. Luke Shaw, Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Calum Chambers all departed in the summer leaving many to wonder if Southampton would be in the English Premiership in a year's time.

New manager Ronald Koeman has done fantastically well in the transfer market by restoring some balance to the side while also managing to keep hold of key midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and injured striker Jay Rodriguez.  

Southampton are now in eighth spot again, after their opening three games, and fans at St Mary's will be hoping that the side can push on to even greater heights.

Here is a list of all the "Ins" and "Outs' at Southampton:

Outs - £97.6 million:

Rickie Lambert - £4m
Adam Lallana - £25m
Luke Shaw - £27m
Dejan Lovren - £20m
Calum Chambers - £16m
Dani Osvaldo (loan - £5.6m option to buy)
Billy Sharp (Nominal)
Gaston Ramirez (loan until end of the season)
Jake Sinclair (loan until end of the season)
Saphir Taider (loan spell terminated)
Jack Stephens (loan until end of January)
Jos Hooiveld (loan until end of the season).

Ins - £74.9 million:

Graziano Pelle - £9m
Dusan Tadic - £10.9m
Ryan Bertrand (loan - £10m option to buy)
Florin Gardos - £6m
Saphir Taider (loan - £7m option to buy)
Shane Long - £12m
Fraser Forster - £10m
Toby Alderweireld (loan)
Sadio Mane - £10m

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