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    saintlysoul wrote:
    TheSaintsMan wrote:
    Saints need a handful of new players to make sure of our survival. We need:

    1. A new goalkeeper. Kelvin is getting to inconsistent and old, Paulo is also inconsistent and inexperienced, and Boruc is not good enough for Southampton. Kelvin or Paulo are not good enough on the bench so we need a new first team goalkeeper and a new keeper for the bench

    2. A new central defender. Fonte is good enough, but Yoshida and Hooiveld make too many mistakes. Either are good enough for the bench but not to start.

    3. A new left-back. Luke is great but too young and he may burn out as he is so inexperienced. Fox is not good enough to start but perhaps for the bench. Richardson is a good reserve but not for the bench or the first team.

    4. A new winger. We have two good wingers, Lallana and Puncheon but we need Ramirez as central attacking midfield and if he gets injured then Lallana can move in the centre position, but Guly is not really good enough for starting there, neither is De Ridder, and Mayuka is too inexperienced.

    5. A new striker. Rickie is very good at scoring and heading, but he has no pace. Rodriguez has good pace but isn't as good at scoring or heading. Mayuka is too inexperienced at the moment, Ramirez needs to play in central attacking midfield for us to do well. Guly is said to be a striker but I don't think is good enough as a striker and barely good enough as a winger. We need a striker who has good scoring ability, heading, spot kicks and pace.

    This should be our starting 11 from the beginning of February:

    Formation: 4 - 2 - 3 - 1

    GK: Asmir Begovic
    CB: Jose Fonte
    CB: Ryan Shawcross
    LB: Jan Vertonhogen
    RB: Nat Clyne
    CM: Jack Cork
    CM: Morgan Schneiderlin
    LAM: Adam Lallana
    RAM: Jason Puncheon
    CAM: Gaston Ramirez
    ST: Bryan Ruiz

    Subs:

    GK: Simon Mignolet
    DF: Jos Hooiveld
    DF: Sam Ricketts
    MF: Steven Davis
    MF: Steve Sidwell
    ST: Tadanari Lee
    ST: Rickie Lambert

    Joining Saints:

    Asmir Begovic
    Ryan Shawcross
    Jan Vertonhogen
    Bryan Ruiz
    Simon Mignolet
    Sam Ricketts
    Steve Sidwell

    Leaving Saints:

    Richard Chaplow
    Billy Sharp
    Emmanuel Mayuka (Loan)
    Aaron Martin
    Artur Boruc
    Interesting that you don't include either Shaw or JWP!
    Apologies, I forgot to mention these two players.

    I think they should both go to Championship sides to get experience as having experience at this level with their lack of experience could be a deterrent and could affect their playing and their attitudes. Jake Sinclair and Callum Chambers should join them on loan."
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Southampton FC transfer rumours round-up - January 2013

Daily Echo: How many handshakes will the members of Saints' transfer committee be having after successful deals this January transfer window? How many handshakes will the members of Saints' transfer committee be having after successful deals this January transfer window?

The transfer rumour mill is in overdrive once again, the Daily Echo is helping all Saints fans keep tabs on who Saints have been linked to.

Below we're list all the rumours about who is joining and leaving Southampton this January, as Saints try and stay in the Premier League.

If you come across a rumour that is not listed here, email it to dan.kerins@dailyecho.co.uk or add it to the comments below.

Don't forget, that on transfer deadine day, we will once again be running our live coverage of all the ins-and-outs at St.Mary's as well as keeping you abreast of all the deals being done by Saints' Premier League rivals.

Linked with move to Saints

  • Scott Dann - Mail - £6m
  • Curtis Davies - Birmingham - Mirror - ?
  • Will Buckley - Brighton -  Mirror - £2m
  • Matt Phillips - Blackpool - Mail - £5.5m
  • Carlos Sanchez -- Rangers (Chile) - Sun - £1.5m
  • Michael Dawson - Spurs - Sun - £7.5m
  • Liam Trotter - Millwall - Mail - £2m
  • Paul Robinson - Blackburn - Mail - ?
  • Jack Butland - Birmingham - Mirror - £6m
  • Davide Astori - Cagliari - Star - £8m
  • Gary Hooper - Celtic - Mirror - £6m
  • Steve Gouhouri - Maccabi - Sky - ?
  • Matt Besler - Kansas City - Sun - ?
  • Abdul Kader Keita - Unattached - Sky - Free
  • Shane Lowry - Millwall - People - £1.5m
  • Scott Wiseman - Barnsley - Sun - ?
  • Harry Forrester - Aston Villa - Birmingham Mail - ?
  • Philipe Coutinho - Inter - La Gazzetta - £10m
  • Yossi Benayoun - Chelsea - Sun - Loan
  • Domenico Berardi - Sassuolo - Mail - ?
  • Nathan Redmond - Birmingham - Telegraph - £6m
  • Frederik Sorensen - Bologna - Tipsbladet - ?
  • Christian Gross - Unattached - Mail - Free
  • Roberto Di Matteo - Unattached - Mail - Free
  • Mauricio Pochettino - Unattached - Fichajes - Free
  • Sebastian Fernandez - Malaga - Sky Sports - Loan
  • Sergio Roberto - Barcelona - TalkSport - ?
  • William Vainqueur - Standard Liege - Sun - £2.5m
  • Matej Vydra - Udinese - CaughtOffside - ?
  • Vegard Forren - Molde - Echo - £4m - Done deal
  • John Stones - Barnsley - Mail - £1.5m
  • Mauro Zarate - Lazio - Corriere Dello Sport - ?
  • John Guidetto - Man City - Mirror - Loan
  • Lucas Biglia - Anderlecht - Mirror - £8m
  • Riquelme - Unattached - TFM - Free
  • Ricardo Alvarez - Inter - Ladbrokes - ?
  • Robert Firmino - Hoffenheim - Mail - £7m
  • Moussa Konate - FC Krasnodar - Sky - ?

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