Saints 'keeping an eye on the market' for more moves

Saints 'keeping an on the market' for more moves

Saints 'keeping an on the market' for more moves

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Saints are not actively pursuing any more signings before the transfer window closes, but Mauricio Pochettino insists they will continue to monitor the market.

The club have already committed to an outlay approaching £35m this summer with the capture of Dejan Lovren, Victor Wanyama and, most recently, Dani Osvaldo.

The spending seems likely to stop there, but Saints remain open to striking another deal should an exciting opportunity present itself.

“We’re pretty pleased with the players that we’ve brought in,” said Pochettino.

“We’re not really looking that much, but we’re also keeping an eye on the market to see if anything arises, because different things could actually happen and we need to be able to react fast.”

While work on adding to the squad now calms down, there are still a number of players who Saints are attempting to move on, notably the likes of Billy Sharp, Dean Hammond and Tadanari Lee.

“I was very clear at the beginning of pre-season I do not consider them part of the future of my plans for the club, so we’re trying to find solutions for them,” said Pochettino.

“They themselves are trying to look ahead for their futures, and the club is trying to find them an exit.”

Saints are currently putting the finishing touches to preparations for their opening home match of the Premier League season, against Sunderland tomorrow.

The exuberant Black Cats boss Paolo Di Canio will be in the visitors’ technical area, but Pochettino insists that there will not be any fireworks between the two managers.

“It will be a difficult game, no doubt,” he said. “We have a good relationship with Paolo. There won’t be any problems between us.

“We are very aware it’s going to be a tough game. They lost their first game of the season (1-0 at home to Fulham), so they are going to be looking to bounce back. We are very much aware that we’re going to have to work hard to get the victory.”

New signing Osvaldo is in line for his debut, while Calum Chambers will continue at right-back if Nathaniel Clyne is not ready to play. Maya Yoshida comes back into contention after missing last week’s win at West Brom following international duty.

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8:27am Fri 23 Aug 13

Tirau Dan says...

I'm loving the new era more and more.. the club is in fantastic hands and we fans are grateful. Good luck Poch and team.. good luck Deano, Billy and Chun our gratitude and best wishes go with you too
I'm loving the new era more and more.. the club is in fantastic hands and we fans are grateful. Good luck Poch and team.. good luck Deano, Billy and Chun our gratitude and best wishes go with you too Tirau Dan
  • Score: 17

8:46am Fri 23 Aug 13

Tirau Dan says...

3-1 with a 442 is it? lol no idea but I'm loving the growth and direction of the squad.. Sunds will be fair bricking it and decanio will wonder if if warriors will turn chicken and capitulate. by a much bigger margin.. bring it on COYR
King Artur
Calum Jose Dejan Luke
James Vic Morgan Adam
Jay Rickie

Bench:King Kelv, Jos, Yoshi, Dani, Steve, Jack Gaston, Guly, Danny, Lloyd, Emmanuel, Nate injured
3-1 with a 442 is it? lol no idea but I'm loving the growth and direction of the squad.. Sunds will be fair bricking it and decanio will wonder if if warriors will turn chicken and capitulate. by a much bigger margin.. bring it on COYR King Artur Calum Jose Dejan Luke James Vic Morgan Adam Jay Rickie Bench:King Kelv, Jos, Yoshi, Dani, Steve, Jack Gaston, Guly, Danny, Lloyd, Emmanuel, Nate injured Tirau Dan
  • Score: -3

9:13am Fri 23 Aug 13

Buddy SFC says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
3-1 with a 442 is it? lol no idea but I'm loving the growth and direction of the squad.. Sunds will be fair bricking it and decanio will wonder if if warriors will turn chicken and capitulate. by a much bigger margin.. bring it on COYR
King Artur
Calum Jose Dejan Luke
James Vic Morgan Adam
Jay Rickie

Bench:King Kelv, Jos, Yoshi, Dani, Steve, Jack Gaston, Guly, Danny, Lloyd, Emmanuel, Nate injured
I think Gaston for JWP and Yosh for Jose , but as you say Dani on the bench ...............

1 DAY !!! Can't wait ..................
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: 3-1 with a 442 is it? lol no idea but I'm loving the growth and direction of the squad.. Sunds will be fair bricking it and decanio will wonder if if warriors will turn chicken and capitulate. by a much bigger margin.. bring it on COYR King Artur Calum Jose Dejan Luke James Vic Morgan Adam Jay Rickie Bench:King Kelv, Jos, Yoshi, Dani, Steve, Jack Gaston, Guly, Danny, Lloyd, Emmanuel, Nate injured[/p][/quote]I think Gaston for JWP and Yosh for Jose , but as you say Dani on the bench ............... 1 DAY !!! Can't wait .................. Buddy SFC
  • Score: 3

9:45am Fri 23 Aug 13

Egomaniac says...

Buddy SFC wrote:
Tirau Dan wrote:
3-1 with a 442 is it? lol no idea but I'm loving the growth and direction of the squad.. Sunds will be fair bricking it and decanio will wonder if if warriors will turn chicken and capitulate. by a much bigger margin.. bring it on COYR
King Artur
Calum Jose Dejan Luke
James Vic Morgan Adam
Jay Rickie

Bench:King Kelv, Jos, Yoshi, Dani, Steve, Jack Gaston, Guly, Danny, Lloyd, Emmanuel, Nate injured
I think Gaston for JWP and Yosh for Jose , but as you say Dani on the bench ...............

1 DAY !!! Can't wait ..................
I don't agree with leaving Osvaldo on the bench for his first game. I say throw him into the fray straight away to boost his confidence in his new environment.

With his reputation, I reckon the rest of his colleagues will respond magnificently.

I think we have the makings of a top ten side without doubt, maybe even a top six!.

The future at SMS is certainly exciting!
[quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: 3-1 with a 442 is it? lol no idea but I'm loving the growth and direction of the squad.. Sunds will be fair bricking it and decanio will wonder if if warriors will turn chicken and capitulate. by a much bigger margin.. bring it on COYR King Artur Calum Jose Dejan Luke James Vic Morgan Adam Jay Rickie Bench:King Kelv, Jos, Yoshi, Dani, Steve, Jack Gaston, Guly, Danny, Lloyd, Emmanuel, Nate injured[/p][/quote]I think Gaston for JWP and Yosh for Jose , but as you say Dani on the bench ............... 1 DAY !!! Can't wait ..................[/p][/quote]I don't agree with leaving Osvaldo on the bench for his first game. I say throw him into the fray straight away to boost his confidence in his new environment. With his reputation, I reckon the rest of his colleagues will respond magnificently. I think we have the makings of a top ten side without doubt, maybe even a top six!. The future at SMS is certainly exciting! Egomaniac
  • Score: 4

9:56am Fri 23 Aug 13

costa gaz says...

I think the jigsaw is complete, but one for the future would be Will Hugues (Derby County)
Already one of the best players in the Championship and ready to join our revolution. £6m ish
I think the jigsaw is complete, but one for the future would be Will Hugues (Derby County) Already one of the best players in the Championship and ready to join our revolution. £6m ish costa gaz
  • Score: 8

9:57am Fri 23 Aug 13

Jesus_02 says...

I doubt Osvaldo will start, he will be introduced to the fans, then probably make a sub appearence depending on the situation.
I doubt Osvaldo will start, he will be introduced to the fans, then probably make a sub appearence depending on the situation. Jesus_02
  • Score: 4

10:05am Fri 23 Aug 13

Jesus_02 says...

RE signings...I would be very suprised if we paid a fee for anyone else...we may be keeping an eye on the market but i imagine thats just to ensure that we dont miss the unmissible
RE signings...I would be very suprised if we paid a fee for anyone else...we may be keeping an eye on the market but i imagine thats just to ensure that we dont miss the unmissible Jesus_02
  • Score: 3

10:13am Fri 23 Aug 13

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

Paid this am. Got my ticket and can't wait. Very few left. There were about three in Kingsland North up in the corner and maybe a 15-20 or so in Itchen North. Block 43 in Northam all gone. Didn't check elsewhere but its clearly going to be a sell out. Really looking forward to seeing the lads again after what seems like a long summer break.
Paid this am. Got my ticket and can't wait. Very few left. There were about three in Kingsland North up in the corner and maybe a 15-20 or so in Itchen North. Block 43 in Northam all gone. Didn't check elsewhere but its clearly going to be a sell out. Really looking forward to seeing the lads again after what seems like a long summer break. Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: 1

11:05am Fri 23 Aug 13

SaintJD says...

Love the new team's honesty. Seems everyone knows where they stand and the club consider the happiness of the players as much as anything else. Clearly MP isn't one for ignoring people on the fringes and, if they aren't in his plans for whatever reason, he lets them know.

Good luck for the future lads - all really good, honest and talented players who will all find good clubs and probably quite a bit of success.

Can see Hammond and Billy being central parts of a successful promotion charge this season, which beats wasting your career on the bench, so I think we'll be seeing them again soon and I think Lee will probably end up being a superstar if he returns back to Asia. So good for everyone really.
Love the new team's honesty. Seems everyone knows where they stand and the club consider the happiness of the players as much as anything else. Clearly MP isn't one for ignoring people on the fringes and, if they aren't in his plans for whatever reason, he lets them know. Good luck for the future lads - all really good, honest and talented players who will all find good clubs and probably quite a bit of success. Can see Hammond and Billy being central parts of a successful promotion charge this season, which beats wasting your career on the bench, so I think we'll be seeing them again soon and I think Lee will probably end up being a superstar if he returns back to Asia. So good for everyone really. SaintJD
  • Score: 8

1:20pm Fri 23 Aug 13

Rising_Son says...

SaintJD wrote:
Love the new team's honesty. Seems everyone knows where they stand and the club consider the happiness of the players as much as anything else. Clearly MP isn't one for ignoring people on the fringes and, if they aren't in his plans for whatever reason, he lets them know.

Good luck for the future lads - all really good, honest and talented players who will all find good clubs and probably quite a bit of success.

Can see Hammond and Billy being central parts of a successful promotion charge this season, which beats wasting your career on the bench, so I think we'll be seeing them again soon and I think Lee will probably end up being a superstar if he returns back to Asia. So good for everyone really.
Lee was back playing, mostly off the bench, for FC Tokyo earlier this year on loan. They let him go.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Love the new team's honesty. Seems everyone knows where they stand and the club consider the happiness of the players as much as anything else. Clearly MP isn't one for ignoring people on the fringes and, if they aren't in his plans for whatever reason, he lets them know. Good luck for the future lads - all really good, honest and talented players who will all find good clubs and probably quite a bit of success. Can see Hammond and Billy being central parts of a successful promotion charge this season, which beats wasting your career on the bench, so I think we'll be seeing them again soon and I think Lee will probably end up being a superstar if he returns back to Asia. So good for everyone really.[/p][/quote]Lee was back playing, mostly off the bench, for FC Tokyo earlier this year on loan. They let him go. Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

2:03pm Fri 23 Aug 13

notaclue says...

Rising_Son wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Love the new team's honesty. Seems everyone knows where they stand and the club consider the happiness of the players as much as anything else. Clearly MP isn't one for ignoring people on the fringes and, if they aren't in his plans for whatever reason, he lets them know.

Good luck for the future lads - all really good, honest and talented players who will all find good clubs and probably quite a bit of success.

Can see Hammond and Billy being central parts of a successful promotion charge this season, which beats wasting your career on the bench, so I think we'll be seeing them again soon and I think Lee will probably end up being a superstar if he returns back to Asia. So good for everyone really.
Lee was back playing, mostly off the bench, for FC Tokyo earlier this year on loan. They let him go.
Think Tokyo offered Lee a deal but he rejected it.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Love the new team's honesty. Seems everyone knows where they stand and the club consider the happiness of the players as much as anything else. Clearly MP isn't one for ignoring people on the fringes and, if they aren't in his plans for whatever reason, he lets them know. Good luck for the future lads - all really good, honest and talented players who will all find good clubs and probably quite a bit of success. Can see Hammond and Billy being central parts of a successful promotion charge this season, which beats wasting your career on the bench, so I think we'll be seeing them again soon and I think Lee will probably end up being a superstar if he returns back to Asia. So good for everyone really.[/p][/quote]Lee was back playing, mostly off the bench, for FC Tokyo earlier this year on loan. They let him go.[/p][/quote]Think Tokyo offered Lee a deal but he rejected it. notaclue
  • Score: 3

4:11pm Fri 23 Aug 13

Rising_Son says...

notaclue wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Love the new team's honesty. Seems everyone knows where they stand and the club consider the happiness of the players as much as anything else. Clearly MP isn't one for ignoring people on the fringes and, if they aren't in his plans for whatever reason, he lets them know.

Good luck for the future lads - all really good, honest and talented players who will all find good clubs and probably quite a bit of success.

Can see Hammond and Billy being central parts of a successful promotion charge this season, which beats wasting your career on the bench, so I think we'll be seeing them again soon and I think Lee will probably end up being a superstar if he returns back to Asia. So good for everyone really.
Lee was back playing, mostly off the bench, for FC Tokyo earlier this year on loan. They let him go.
Think Tokyo offered Lee a deal but he rejected it.
True, but there was no guarantee of 1st team football.
[quote][p][bold]notaclue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Love the new team's honesty. Seems everyone knows where they stand and the club consider the happiness of the players as much as anything else. Clearly MP isn't one for ignoring people on the fringes and, if they aren't in his plans for whatever reason, he lets them know. Good luck for the future lads - all really good, honest and talented players who will all find good clubs and probably quite a bit of success. Can see Hammond and Billy being central parts of a successful promotion charge this season, which beats wasting your career on the bench, so I think we'll be seeing them again soon and I think Lee will probably end up being a superstar if he returns back to Asia. So good for everyone really.[/p][/quote]Lee was back playing, mostly off the bench, for FC Tokyo earlier this year on loan. They let him go.[/p][/quote]Think Tokyo offered Lee a deal but he rejected it.[/p][/quote]True, but there was no guarantee of 1st team football. Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

4:18pm Fri 23 Aug 13

Saintsayer II says...

Surely an ambitious championship side will pay £1.5 million for Billy He's got to be worth 20 goals a season at that level
Anyone wanting a mid-field general could do a lot worse than Hammond probably for free
I liked tad Lee but now 2 coaches have not rated him Surely worth apunt for say 500K
I wish them all the very best and I know they would get a good welcome if they ever face us at SMS

BUT we move on Really busting a gut to see what line up starts Who's on the bench etc I would not want to be a Mackum centre half facing 3 (JR RL DO ) players out to prove a point
Surely an ambitious championship side will pay £1.5 million for Billy He's got to be worth 20 goals a season at that level Anyone wanting a mid-field general could do a lot worse than Hammond probably for free I liked tad Lee but now 2 coaches have not rated him Surely worth apunt for say 500K I wish them all the very best and I know they would get a good welcome if they ever face us at SMS BUT we move on Really busting a gut to see what line up starts Who's on the bench etc I would not want to be a Mackum centre half facing 3 (JR RL DO ) players out to prove a point Saintsayer II
  • Score: 1

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