SAINTS CEO Martin Semmens admits “things are on the table, things could happen,” in answer to questions about more club investment.

The Saints frontman has been, like supporters, left frustrated with the model of which he and the club have to work under to ensure survival.

Fans of most clubs will be jealous of the multi-billion pound takeover that Newcastle have seen in recent days, with their future on the pitch now unattainably exciting.

But Saints work very much on live within your means model, with signings only coming after players have gone through the door the other way.

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This was exhibited throughout the summer, with the high-profile exits of Danny Ings and Jannik Vestergaard sanctioned to bring in cheaper, younger alternatives in Adam Armstrong and Lyanco.

Speaking on Total Saints Podcast, Semmens said: “I think we'd like to have a different structure to what we have now.

Daily Echo: Martin Semmens (Pic: PA)Martin Semmens (Pic: PA)

“We’ve been pretty close to doing it a few times. Things are on the table, things could happen. Making sure we have the right person is important.”

Chairman Gao Jisheng has been tight on the purse-strings for Saints’ budget, but like many the Covid-19 pandemic undoubtedly took a serious toll on the finances of the club.

However, Semmens did confirm that the club are planning for transfer business in January.

He added: “Yes there always is (plans for business in the January window). We have to see how we’re playing, which injuries we have.”

The club recently came under fire by some supporters and critics after it announced a new official partnership with cryptocurrency-based company

Saints revealed that the education platform would be the training kit provider for both the first team and the B team.

But Semmens insists he’s not seen anything to be worried about when it comes to crypto, adding: ““There’s nothing in cryptocurrency that’s massively concerning for us at this point.”