Hasenhuttl Confirms January Transfer Intentions
Thursday, 19th Dec 2019 21:45
Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed that Saints will be looking to make signings in the January transfer window, something that will be music to Saints fans ears.
Saints will be looking to be active in the January transfer window as Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed the positions that he will be looking at, thus casting doubts on the future of several members of his squad.
Speaking about the importance of the January window he said.
"Absolutely important. We must see that we get some new players in. We know this. The summer window was not perfect for us."
"It is absolutely clear that we must do something with the full-back positions. This is definitely a position we're looking at for the moment and we will do something."
"We have enough quality to score, we score nearly always, but the defence is definitely something we must improve and do something in the transfer market."
The Saints boss also spoke of how his relationship with those that runs the club is strong and remains focused.
"[The relationship] has not changed from the first day I was here, this relationship is important for working together, for developing the club and going through all the periods you go through."
"Sometimes more successful, sometimes more difficult. We are a special club here and we have had that relationship from the first day."
This is good news for Saints fans as it shows that Saints are well aware of the problem positions and that they did try to deal with the situation in the summer but missed out on targets.
But it also suggests that several of the squad do not feature in his plans going forward, doubt must be cast on Yan Valery who seems to spend a lot of time with mystery illnesses and injuries, the manager seems reluctant to play him and it suggests that the problems are more to do with off the field than on it.
Kevin Danso is another who has not featured and is often missing from the squad, he has rarely been played by Hasenhuttl and then usually out of position, if Danso can't be given a chance in the centre of defence even in it's shambolic state currently, then it appears he has little future here going forward.
Lasstly Ralph mention full back positions in the plural, suggesting he is not happy with Ryan Bertrand, certainly the left back has little motivation since being dropped by England ahead of the 2018 World Cup aligned with the fact that he seem to have finally realised that his chance of a move to a big club has now passed him buy.
So it seems that January will be a time of change for Saints and personally I would like the business to be done quickly so we can maximise the opportunity to get points on the board.
In the meantime the job is to keep touch with the clubs currently above us to give us a fighting chance in the new Year to pull clear of relegation.
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