Could Guly be the next big name to leave Saints?

Daily Echo: Guly Guly

Guly Do Prado could be the next big name Saints player to leave St Mary’s.

The club yesterday released striker Tadanari Lee, less than two years after he was signed during Saints’ Championship promotion winning season.

Lee’s contract was up this summer, and so is Brazilian midfielder Guly’s.

That means Guly is currently free to talk to clubs from abroard and sign pre-contract agreements to leave for nothing when his current deals expire.

Saints’ executive chairman Nicola Cortese has worked hard to ensure that the majority of his first team stars are signed to long term deals at Saints.

That is a move which has given the club added stability and undoubtedly contributed to their success this season.

Those whose deals are set to expire in the summer are either on the fringes of the first team squad or out of it altogether.

Do Prado is the most interesting of these, as he is a genuine first team squad member.

The 32-year-old hasn’t always found favour with the Saints fans but has had an impact during three and half years at St Mary’s, with what initially started as a loan deal from Cessena.

His original contract was due to expire in the summer 0f 2012, when Saints had won promotion to the Premier League, but at that stage he was handed a two year extension, which takes him through to this summer.

Do Prado has suffered a knee injury that required surgery this season but made a return to the first team as a late sub in the win against West Brom on Saturday.

However, the arrival of Dani Osvaldo and the improving form of Gaston Ramirez means he is having to battle for his future at Saints as he has been limited to just 21 minutes of Premier League action this season.

Do Prado still has a few years left ahead of him and so will be waiting on indications that either Saints are prepared to offer him a new contract, or he will have an eye on a move elsewhere.

Given the majority of his career has been overseas, it is not hard to imagine a foreign club wanting to explore a free transfer move for him.

Other players out of contract in the summer include some of those who have fallen out of favour as Saints have risen through the leagues.

They include former Eastleigh youngster Aaron Martin and two strikers, Lee Barnard and Jonathan Forte.

Forte signed for Saints three years ago this month but has only ever started two league games for the club, plus nine appearances off the bench.

He has not played for the club at all since January 2 2012 in a 3-0 Championship loss at Brighton.

All three players had loan spells away from St Mary’s last season, Martin at Crystal Palace and Coventry, Barnard at Bournemouth and Oldham and Forte at Crawley and Sheffield United.

None of them have gone on loan this season.

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7:50am Wed 15 Jan 14

Poglong Perry says...

Guly is not a big name, he was good for us in the lower diversions but not now. I worry every time he come on the pitch!
Guly is not a big name, he was good for us in the lower diversions but not now. I worry every time he come on the pitch! Poglong Perry

8:01am Wed 15 Jan 14

montecristosaint says...

Poglong Perry wrote:
Guly is not a big name, he was good for us in the lower diversions but not now. I worry every time he come on the pitch!
diversions??? he come on the pitch?? sou
nds like Guly needs to be arrested for indecent exposure.. not sure Mrs Wilson would be too happy.
[quote][p][bold]Poglong Perry[/bold] wrote: Guly is not a big name, he was good for us in the lower diversions but not now. I worry every time he come on the pitch![/p][/quote]diversions??? he come on the pitch?? sou nds like Guly needs to be arrested for indecent exposure.. not sure Mrs Wilson would be too happy. montecristosaint

8:08am Wed 15 Jan 14

Rockhopper says...

Guly often gets a few minutes on the pitch, makes you wonder if this is something to do with appearances linked to his contract?
Guly often gets a few minutes on the pitch, makes you wonder if this is something to do with appearances linked to his contract? Rockhopper

8:16am Wed 15 Jan 14

mack chinnon says...

He needs to play if he wants to make the Brazil squad for this years world cup.
He needs to play if he wants to make the Brazil squad for this years world cup. mack chinnon

8:48am Wed 15 Jan 14

only1chopper says...

at least we can start to get rid of the fringe players this year, free up some wages and get signing. But who will sign them with all this trouble behind the scenes. I am a bit worried.
at least we can start to get rid of the fringe players this year, free up some wages and get signing. But who will sign them with all this trouble behind the scenes. I am a bit worried. only1chopper

8:58am Wed 15 Jan 14

HUGO A GO GO says...

Guilherme "Guly" do Prado Raymundo is certainly a big name !!

And there the story tales off............
Guilherme "Guly" do Prado Raymundo is certainly a big name !! And there the story tales off............ HUGO A GO GO

9:04am Wed 15 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

What a blow
What a blow bigfella777

9:29am Wed 15 Jan 14

Andover Saint says...

Im hoping he is not the only one to leave in that picture
Im hoping he is not the only one to leave in that picture Andover Saint

9:33am Wed 15 Jan 14

beanwalking says...

I hear that he's off to Brasil this summer , I dont know what he's got but he has been selected to play under 3 different managers which is more than some of the other "better player" we have had.
I hear that he's off to Brasil this summer , I dont know what he's got but he has been selected to play under 3 different managers which is more than some of the other "better player" we have had. beanwalking

11:54am Wed 15 Jan 14

StParks says...

Am I the only one that laughed at this headline..? Devastating news! lol!
Am I the only one that laughed at this headline..? Devastating news! lol! StParks

11:57am Wed 15 Jan 14

StParks says...

bigfella777 wrote:
What a blow
I will cry myself to sleep tonight. Bad times for the club and the world of football..
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: What a blow[/p][/quote]I will cry myself to sleep tonight. Bad times for the club and the world of football.. StParks

12:05pm Wed 15 Jan 14

StParks says...

We are Southampton. We can deal with hurdles. There are many people in world football that would love to be involved in our project. MP has been great but not irreplaceable and that goes for NC too. Football expert speaks highly of the Saints and this will not change who ever is at the helm. We still boast the best youth set up and as for the new development, who even comes close?? The Liebherr's are the true Saints!
We are Southampton. We can deal with hurdles. There are many people in world football that would love to be involved in our project. MP has been great but not irreplaceable and that goes for NC too. Football expert speaks highly of the Saints and this will not change who ever is at the helm. We still boast the best youth set up and as for the new development, who even comes close?? The Liebherr's are the true Saints! StParks

12:27pm Wed 15 Jan 14

03alpe01 says...

No, the next big name to leave the club will be that of the Chairman
No, the next big name to leave the club will be that of the Chairman 03alpe01

1:49pm Wed 15 Jan 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

I LIKE GULY.

He is what Managers like to call - a Luxury Player.

We have 2 others in our Squad - Gaston - who was very useful to unlock WBA and Osvaldo who scored a fantastic goal against City at Home. Managers like to have a couple of Star Assets to call upon as Options.

I remember Guly and his first game with Pardew in Charge at Bristol Rovers Away - we called for him to come on - I think he lost the ball in a crucial position and it could have cost us. That game aside ....

He did adjust to the English Game and credit to him - he scored goals in the lower leagues as he was unpredictable and made space and time to net for the Mighty Southampton.

If we thin out all our squad - apart from youngsters - who do we have on the bench...... ?

Wish him well for the future - and look forward to some new successful signings in the future for SAINTS.

COYR.
I LIKE GULY. He is what Managers like to call - a Luxury Player. We have 2 others in our Squad - Gaston - who was very useful to unlock WBA and Osvaldo who scored a fantastic goal against City at Home. Managers like to have a couple of Star Assets to call upon as Options. I remember Guly and his first game with Pardew in Charge at Bristol Rovers Away - we called for him to come on - I think he lost the ball in a crucial position and it could have cost us. That game aside .... He did adjust to the English Game and credit to him - he scored goals in the lower leagues as he was unpredictable and made space and time to net for the Mighty Southampton. If we thin out all our squad - apart from youngsters - who do we have on the bench...... ? Wish him well for the future - and look forward to some new successful signings in the future for SAINTS. COYR. REDARMYRULETHESOUTH

1:53pm Wed 15 Jan 14

hdfw09 says...

Please, let this be true. Please tell me he is leaving.
Please, let this be true. Please tell me he is leaving. hdfw09

2:08pm Wed 15 Jan 14

red/whitearmy says...

cheerio drink driver.
cheerio drink driver. red/whitearmy

3:20pm Wed 15 Jan 14

issacchunt says...

Long name or big name? Pompey might want him......
Long name or big name? Pompey might want him...... issacchunt

4:47pm Wed 15 Jan 14

mack chinnon says...

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
I LIKE GULY.

He is what Managers like to call - a Luxury Player.

We have 2 others in our Squad - Gaston - who was very useful to unlock WBA and Osvaldo who scored a fantastic goal against City at Home. Managers like to have a couple of Star Assets to call upon as Options.

I remember Guly and his first game with Pardew in Charge at Bristol Rovers Away - we called for him to come on - I think he lost the ball in a crucial position and it could have cost us. That game aside ....

He did adjust to the English Game and credit to him - he scored goals in the lower leagues as he was unpredictable and made space and time to net for the Mighty Southampton.

If we thin out all our squad - apart from youngsters - who do we have on the bench...... ?

Wish him well for the future - and look forward to some new successful signings in the future for SAINTS.

COYR.
I first saw Guly at Swindon when Dean Wilkins ran the team for a few weeks. I thought he was attroucious.
Have always wondered if his signing was part of the reason why Pardew got the bullet.
[quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: I LIKE GULY. He is what Managers like to call - a Luxury Player. We have 2 others in our Squad - Gaston - who was very useful to unlock WBA and Osvaldo who scored a fantastic goal against City at Home. Managers like to have a couple of Star Assets to call upon as Options. I remember Guly and his first game with Pardew in Charge at Bristol Rovers Away - we called for him to come on - I think he lost the ball in a crucial position and it could have cost us. That game aside .... He did adjust to the English Game and credit to him - he scored goals in the lower leagues as he was unpredictable and made space and time to net for the Mighty Southampton. If we thin out all our squad - apart from youngsters - who do we have on the bench...... ? Wish him well for the future - and look forward to some new successful signings in the future for SAINTS. COYR.[/p][/quote]I first saw Guly at Swindon when Dean Wilkins ran the team for a few weeks. I thought he was attroucious. Have always wondered if his signing was part of the reason why Pardew got the bullet. mack chinnon

4:53pm Wed 15 Jan 14

ere-we-go says...

This is worse news than Cortese!!
This is worse news than Cortese!! ere-we-go

8:09pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Dave Juson says...

"Could Gulty be the next big name to leave Saints?"
The answer was obviously: NO!
Hindsight: the greatest of all God's gifts!
"Could Gulty be the next big name to leave Saints?" The answer was obviously: NO! Hindsight: the greatest of all God's gifts! Dave Juson

8:13pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Dave Juson says...

Dave Juson wrote:
"Could Gulty be the next big name to leave Saints?"
The answer was obviously: NO!
Hindsight: the greatest of all God's gifts!
Ahhmm, the "t" in Guly (above) is a typo, not a cheap jibe at his driving offence.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: "Could Gulty be the next big name to leave Saints?" The answer was obviously: NO! Hindsight: the greatest of all God's gifts![/p][/quote]Ahhmm, the "t" in Guly (above) is a typo, not a cheap jibe at his driving offence. Dave Juson

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