Another busy summer is expected on the south coast
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is planning to replace the potential outgoing Morgan Schneiderlin and Nathaniel Clyne by splashing £17 million.
The French international Schneiderlin seems poised to join Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United, whereas England international Clyne could be on his way to Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers’ continues his Anfield overhaul.
The Saints would receive around £25 million and £12 million respectively for the sale of the two, but have set their sights on two replacements.
Southampton will make approximately £20 million profit
Koeman wants to replace the holding midfielder Schneiderlin with a fellow Dutchman Jordy Clasie. The playmaker could move from Koeman’s former club Feyenoord for around £10 million.
Another midfielder could also be on his way to St. Mary’s, as Lille’s Idrissa Gueye is rumoured to be available for £7 million.
Koeman is showing his class in the transfer market once again, just as he did last year when his back was against the wall after a Saints exodus.
If these deals come to fruition, the Southampton gaffer will not only have sufficiently replaced two star players, but he will have also made approximately £20 million profit which could be used to strengthen other areas of the squad.