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Old 07-25-2014, 10:31 AM   #10611
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I wonder what is going to happen at Southampton.

They've brought in 80m this summer with the sales of Shaw, Lallana, Lovren, and Lambert. Their record signing Osvaldo's departure seems to be imminent, while Schneiderlin has been heavily linked with a move away (20m+), as has to a lesser extent Callum Chambers.

Southampton have been able to progress while selling their best young talent in recent years because their youth development is exceptional (Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain etc), but this summer they've lost their manager and half their first XI, including all their best players.

I know the new owners (I think the children of the previous owner) are less interested in the club, and I wonder if with 110m+ from player trading this summer (assuming Schneiderlin and Osvaldo leave), and the extra TV revenue, they'll be looking to take some money out of the club and then sell it on.

It's a great club with their youth academy and catchment on the south coast, so it would be a real shame if their momentum was halted now.
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