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Transfers show Saints mean business, says Kelvin Davis
KELVIN Davis insists Saints’ raid for Bologna star Gaston Ramirez shows the club mean business this season.
But he hopes to bring in more players by the time the transfer window shuts at 11pm tomorrow night.
One potential signing is Bologna forward Ramirez after a protracted transfer saga.
If he signed for Saints – for a club record fee of around £11m – it would demonstrate the club are going places, according to Davis.
“Apparently Ramirez is on his way,” the keeper, pictured, said.
“I think it is (a statement of intent).
“We have done some shrewd business so far and it would be nice to add one or two more that can help us and have that little bit of magic that you need to win games.”
Adkins remained coy when asked about Ramirez, but did confirm that he will be adding new recruits to his squad before the window slams shut tomorrow.
“We will be bringing players in,” Adkins said.
“We will be working hard behind the scenes.“The chairman has been great, he has backed us. We achieved back to back promotions and now we want to push on.
“It’s fair to say that we are going to bring in new players who will push us to that next level where we need to be.”
Adkins made 11 changes to his starting XI as Saints defeated Stevenage 4-1 in the Capital One Cup in midweek.
Davis, who was given the chance to rest on the bench, thinks the performance against the League 1 club highlighted just how much strength in depth the club have.
“The manager has always rotated the squad in this competition and has looked to freshen it up and get some experience for lads if they need it,” the 35-year-old said.
“It was great to see Ben Reeves coming on and scoring a fantastic goal.
“It was good to see players who haven’t had an opportunity so far this season to stick it in there and show the manager and the club what they can do.
“Tadanari (Lee) scored, and Billy Sharp did too so that will remind everyone that we have goal scorers at the club and that is great to see.”