Southampton terminate loan deal of Inter Milan midfielder Saphir Taider

Saphir Taider

Saphir Taider

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Saphir Taider's loan deal at Saints has been terminated after less than a month, the club has confirmed.

The 22-year-old moved to St Mary's from Inter Milan in early August, but is now returning to Italy after the club agreed to end his spell with them.

The Algerian international's arrival had coincided with Dani Osvaldo going in the opposite direction, with the latter deal remaining unaffected.

A statement from the club said: "Southampton Football Club can confirm that it has agreed to terminate midfielder Saphir Taider’s loan spell.

"The midfielder joined Saints for the 2014/15 campaign but, having failed to live up to the high levels of commitment expected of Southampton players, that arrangement has been cut short by the club.

"Taider, whose only first-team appearance came in the friendly against Bayer 04 Leverkusen earlier this month, now returns to parent club Inter Milan. Dani Osvaldo’s loan arrangement with the Italian side is unaffected."

Saints boss Ronald Koeman said at the weekend: “It was a difficult situation for him.

“I can’t guarantee players to play. We have competition and a lot of good players and you have to show you have to play.

“I always have in mind to put out the best starting line-up and it’s a competition and we need everybody.

“If you show that then it’s no problem but if you can’t accept that then that’s difficult.”

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2:29pm Mon 1 Sep 14

J7junctionseven says...

Bye bye lightweight. Thanks for sweet FA! and give our "Fondest regards..(yeah right )..to that knob Osvaldo.
You simply aren't good enough and neither was he!
Bye bye lightweight. Thanks for sweet FA! and give our "Fondest regards..(yeah right )..to that knob Osvaldo. You simply aren't good enough and neither was he! J7junctionseven
  • Score: 16

2:45pm Mon 1 Sep 14

lambo83 says...

How will we cope?
How will we cope? lambo83
  • Score: 14

2:55pm Mon 1 Sep 14

cotswoldsaint says...

I was quite impressed with him against Bayer Leverkusen and thought he would be a really useful addition to the squad. Shame things didn't work out but well done to Saints for acting swiftly to get rid of a player who seemingly did not have the right attitude.
I was quite impressed with him against Bayer Leverkusen and thought he would be a really useful addition to the squad. Shame things didn't work out but well done to Saints for acting swiftly to get rid of a player who seemingly did not have the right attitude. cotswoldsaint
  • Score: 15

3:34pm Mon 1 Sep 14

rossofficial10 says...

As matt le tissier said on sky sports news. the local curry house probably wasnt to his liking! lol
As matt le tissier said on sky sports news. the local curry house probably wasnt to his liking! lol rossofficial10
  • Score: 8

3:43pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Shareholder says...

Taider or Cork? No brainer! Ta ta Taider.
Taider or Cork? No brainer! Ta ta Taider. Shareholder
  • Score: 11

4:06pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Costa Baz says...

I like the way the OS hasn't concealed or dressed up the reason, for him leaving. None of this "by mutual agreement" ****, to save his blushes.
I like the way the OS hasn't concealed or dressed up the reason, for him leaving. None of this "by mutual agreement" ****, to save his blushes. Costa Baz
  • Score: 6

4:20pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Can the DE be done under the Trade descriptions act for heading this story as breaking news?
Can the DE be done under the Trade descriptions act for heading this story as breaking news? Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

4:29pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Taider has gone!

(I'm crying inside).
Taider has gone! (I'm crying inside). Jan28th1984
  • Score: 1

4:54pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Dave Juson says...

I'm missing him already.
Then again, the haircut ...
I'm missing him already. Then again, the haircut ... Dave Juson
  • Score: 1

6:24pm Mon 1 Sep 14

lastminmoran says...

THIS transfer circus is a bit like that grab thing down at the hungry horse! little jonny wants cute bear and if he's lucky he''ll end up with sponge bob!!!!but despite stuffing the machine with loads of coin, 9 times out of 10 you grab thin air...THE SAD THING IS like news footage of screaming girls pushing hair behind their ears as they look at exam results 910 A'S 3 'B AND A C,....'THAT SHOULD GET ME INTO FAREHAM TEC HURRAH!) which the news manage to show us every year...most fans know the outcome.....big payout for little or nothing in return..WHY ON EARTH TAKE A PLAYER MILAN OR SPURS DON'T WANT?????ITS NOT ALAN BALL OR CHARLIE GEORGE,OR KEVIN KEEGAN OR JIMMY CASE....ITS A NOBODY WHO WILL END UP IN SERIE B.
THIS transfer circus is a bit like that grab thing down at the hungry horse! little jonny wants cute bear and if he's lucky he''ll end up with sponge bob!!!!but despite stuffing the machine with loads of coin, 9 times out of 10 you grab thin air...THE SAD THING IS like news footage of screaming girls pushing hair behind their ears as they look at exam results 910 A'S 3 'B AND A C,....'THAT SHOULD GET ME INTO FAREHAM TEC HURRAH!) which the news manage to show us every year...most fans know the outcome.....big payout for little or nothing in return..WHY ON EARTH TAKE A PLAYER MILAN OR SPURS DON'T WANT?????ITS NOT ALAN BALL OR CHARLIE GEORGE,OR KEVIN KEEGAN OR JIMMY CASE....ITS A NOBODY WHO WILL END UP IN SERIE B. lastminmoran
  • Score: -1

7:10pm Mon 1 Sep 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Trust RonKo that if he doesn't fit in or try hard enough then no point in keeping him. Keep Jack who does apply himself.

Nothing on the OS yet but strong rumors that Toby Alderweireld & Saido Mane are having medicals at the moment, and Hoover is on his way to Norwich.

Must make sure we keep Morgan, J-Rod and Cork and then we are talking.
Toby is a top CB that we needed and can also play RB, but I do not know much about Mane other than he is supposed to be quick and can play as a Winger or Striker, may have covered those two roles with one player.

The team is now building nicely.

Get them over the line Les.
Trust RonKo that if he doesn't fit in or try hard enough then no point in keeping him. Keep Jack who does apply himself. Nothing on the OS yet but strong rumors that Toby Alderweireld & Saido Mane are having medicals at the moment, and Hoover is on his way to Norwich. Must make sure we keep Morgan, J-Rod and Cork and then we are talking. Toby is a top CB that we needed and can also play RB, but I do not know much about Mane other than he is supposed to be quick and can play as a Winger or Striker, may have covered those two roles with one player. The team is now building nicely. Get them over the line Les. NC Fan4Life
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9:40pm Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

I have been very outspoken about Taider. While I still feel that he displayed potential as mentioned in the Leverkusen game, and am disappointed about how things turned out, If it came down to it I see why people's loyalties lie with Cork vs Taider. No brainer there. Credit to the board and manager for decisive action even though given the chance I believed that Taider had a lot to offer for the club on the pitch if he had dug in and not been so impatient.
I have been very outspoken about Taider. While I still feel that he displayed potential as mentioned in the Leverkusen game, and am disappointed about how things turned out, If it came down to it I see why people's loyalties lie with Cork vs Taider. No brainer there. Credit to the board and manager for decisive action even though given the chance I believed that Taider had a lot to offer for the club on the pitch if he had dug in and not been so impatient. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 2

10:06pm Mon 1 Sep 14

NC Fan4Life says...

So Gaston off to Sunderland !?!
So Gaston off to Sunderland !?! NC Fan4Life
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10:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
So Gaston off to Sunderland !?!
No, Hull.
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: So Gaston off to Sunderland !?![/p][/quote]No, Hull. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 0

11:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

one in the crowd says...

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock ................

Time is running out .
Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock ................ Time is running out . one in the crowd
  • Score: 0

4:15am Tue 2 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

Now I think about it with a clear head, when we got Taider on loan, the futures of Cork and especially Spyder were in doubt. Not a bad idea to have the young fella on stand-by in case either of them should leave.... I guess he outlived his welcome when it became evident that neither Cork or Schneiderlein were leaving. Wow, thats clinical. And it makes sense.
Now I think about it with a clear head, when we got Taider on loan, the futures of Cork and especially Spyder were in doubt. Not a bad idea to have the young fella on stand-by in case either of them should leave.... I guess he outlived his welcome when it became evident that neither Cork or Schneiderlein were leaving. Wow, thats clinical. And it makes sense. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 1

4:25am Tue 2 Sep 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

It all fits into place when you recall that on the 28th of August, Koeman denied any possibility of Gaston going out on loan. Yet after getting Mane's signature, in a shock move noone predicted, Gaston was promptly ejected to Hull. Very cunning fellow.
It all fits into place when you recall that on the 28th of August, Koeman denied any possibility of Gaston going out on loan. Yet after getting Mane's signature, in a shock move noone predicted, Gaston was promptly ejected to Hull. Very cunning fellow. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 1

7:13am Tue 2 Sep 14

jls217 says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
It all fits into place when you recall that on the 28th of August, Koeman denied any possibility of Gaston going out on loan. Yet after getting Mane's signature, in a shock move noone predicted, Gaston was promptly ejected to Hull. Very cunning fellow.
Cloak and dagger, smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand and ruthless too.
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: It all fits into place when you recall that on the 28th of August, Koeman denied any possibility of Gaston going out on loan. Yet after getting Mane's signature, in a shock move noone predicted, Gaston was promptly ejected to Hull. Very cunning fellow.[/p][/quote]Cloak and dagger, smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand and ruthless too. jls217
  • Score: 1
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