Southampton keen on adding a goalkeeper to Ronald Koeman's squad this summer

Basingstoke Gazette: Ronald Koeman Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman will look to add another goalkeeper to Saints’ first-team squad this summer.

The Dutch legend was appointed as the club’s new manager on Monday, and will begin work in earnest when he returns from a short trip to Portugal to spend time with his family.

It will be about another fortnight until Koeman starts to properly meet his players, when the first of them begin to return for pre-season training.

While he will be able to assess the state of his options in greater detail then, the 51-year-old is already well aware of the talent at his disposal.

One area that he and the club are understood to have made a priority for strengthening is the goalkeeper position.

Saints’ current incumbent, Artur Boruc, has been a fairly sound presence in goal for the past 18 months, despite some high-profile errors last season.

But the club have struggled recently for reliable options beyond the 34-year-old.

Club captain Kelvin Davis still has two years left on his contract, and has been a great servant, but the 37-year-old was dogged by a series of injuries last term, making his availability limited.

Paulo Gazzaniga, 22, was signed in 2012 as the club’s keeper for the future, but he has often struggled for form when he has played for the first-team and chances are running out for him.

Koeman is keen wherever possible to promote talent from the club’s youth ranks, with development squad player Cody Cropper, the 21-year-old American, the most obvious prospect in that sense.

However, this may be too early for him, and the most likely scenario when it comes to a goalkeeper is that Saints will dip into the transfer market.

The club are also looking to add a new goalkeeping coach, who could have an input on matters.

Saints say they plan to make a “high-calibre” appointment in the near future.

Saints have already been linked with a number of signings in other positions in the time since Koeman’s appointment became apparent.

Italian striker Graziano Pellè, who scored 50 goals in 57 league appearances during the past two season for Koeman at Feyenoord, has been heavily rumoured to be a target.

However, there is no movement on that front yet, although he may come under consideration.

Celtic centre half Virgil van Dijk, 22, and Lex Immers, a 28-year-old midfielder at Feyenoord, have both been reported as being his top target, although one source has poured cold water on both rumours.

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6:13am Wed 18 Jun 14

Sammy2sheds says...

Ronnie will be able to dig us up a real Dutch gem!!! Maybe a striker too!!
Coyr!!
Ronnie will be able to dig us up a real Dutch gem!!! Maybe a striker too!! Coyr!! Sammy2sheds
  • Score: 14

6:14am Wed 18 Jun 14

IOAD says...

A hard line from the DE. I sense a feed, which has to be good. Sounds like some very high targets are being set, and that's what I like to hear. But, pssst, Ron, we're a little light, up the other end of the pitch. If we're talking about priorities here.
A hard line from the DE. I sense a feed, which has to be good. Sounds like some very high targets are being set, and that's what I like to hear. But, pssst, Ron, we're a little light, up the other end of the pitch. If we're talking about priorities here. IOAD
  • Score: 20

6:29am Wed 18 Jun 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

I LIKE the Manager already.

NEED to secure another NUMBER 1 KEEPER to get more points in the League and compete in the FA CUP.

TOP STRIKER and CB also NEEDED - there are few goals in the Team.

PACY WINGER on the Shopping List. COYR
I LIKE the Manager already. NEED to secure another NUMBER 1 KEEPER to get more points in the League and compete in the FA CUP. TOP STRIKER and CB also NEEDED - there are few goals in the Team. PACY WINGER on the Shopping List. COYR The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 18

6:36am Wed 18 Jun 14

andoru says...

That Mexican keeper is available on a free apparently.
That Mexican keeper is available on a free apparently. andoru
  • Score: 58

6:43am Wed 18 Jun 14

NewForestStu says...

Sammy2sheds wrote:
Ronnie will be able to dig us up a real Dutch gem!!! Maybe a striker too!!
Coyr!!
What are you doin on here Sammy?!?!

;-)
[quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: Ronnie will be able to dig us up a real Dutch gem!!! Maybe a striker too!! Coyr!![/p][/quote]What are you doin on here Sammy?!?! ;-) NewForestStu
  • Score: 15

7:01am Wed 18 Jun 14

Slick Saint says...

The Mexican goalkeeper perhaps! Had a great game against Brazil
The Mexican goalkeeper perhaps! Had a great game against Brazil Slick Saint
  • Score: 25

7:13am Wed 18 Jun 14

Saintjock says...

NewForestStu wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
Ronnie will be able to dig us up a real Dutch gem!!! Maybe a striker too!!
Coyr!!
What are you doin on here Sammy?!?!

;-)
Sammy's always on early before school. Has given up on Pompey now and loves to press his envious nose on our window. Come and join us Sammy!
[quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: Ronnie will be able to dig us up a real Dutch gem!!! Maybe a striker too!! Coyr!![/p][/quote]What are you doin on here Sammy?!?! ;-)[/p][/quote]Sammy's always on early before school. Has given up on Pompey now and loves to press his envious nose on our window. Come and join us Sammy! Saintjock
  • Score: 9

7:28am Wed 18 Jun 14

ulrichvangobbel says...

There's not even a single quote in that story. Pure hyperbole and speculation. Brilliant reporting.
There's not even a single quote in that story. Pure hyperbole and speculation. Brilliant reporting. ulrichvangobbel
  • Score: -12

7:34am Wed 18 Jun 14

Mush On The Beach says...

David Marshall didn’t disgrace himself in goal for Cardiff last season, aged 29 and just coming into his prime. Throw in an offer for defender Steven Caulker while we’re at it, aged 22 and a guaranteed England future.
David Marshall didn’t disgrace himself in goal for Cardiff last season, aged 29 and just coming into his prime. Throw in an offer for defender Steven Caulker while we’re at it, aged 22 and a guaranteed England future. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 25

7:37am Wed 18 Jun 14

NewForestStu says...

ulrichvangobbel wrote:
There's not even a single quote in that story. Pure hyperbole and speculation. Brilliant reporting.
Ahhhh the memory....Uli Van Gobbel.....now he was shxte....fast....but shxte.

Got me reminiscing now.....remember Patrick 'scythe' them down Colleter?
[quote][p][bold]ulrichvangobbel[/bold] wrote: There's not even a single quote in that story. Pure hyperbole and speculation. Brilliant reporting.[/p][/quote]Ahhhh the memory....Uli Van Gobbel.....now he was shxte....fast....but shxte. Got me reminiscing now.....remember Patrick 'scythe' them down Colleter? NewForestStu
  • Score: 4

7:39am Wed 18 Jun 14

NewForestStu says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
David Marshall didn’t disgrace himself in goal for Cardiff last season, aged 29 and just coming into his prime. Throw in an offer for defender Steven Caulker while we’re at it, aged 22 and a guaranteed England future.
Agreed, Marshall would be a good choice imo too
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: David Marshall didn’t disgrace himself in goal for Cardiff last season, aged 29 and just coming into his prime. Throw in an offer for defender Steven Caulker while we’re at it, aged 22 and a guaranteed England future.[/p][/quote]Agreed, Marshall would be a good choice imo too NewForestStu
  • Score: 10

7:44am Wed 18 Jun 14

hdsaint says...

David Marshall or Fraser Forster for me. Both are top class goalkeepers, although Forster is younger so has a few more years ahead of him and would be a better long term option.
David Marshall or Fraser Forster for me. Both are top class goalkeepers, although Forster is younger so has a few more years ahead of him and would be a better long term option. hdsaint
  • Score: 14

7:47am Wed 18 Jun 14

pitbull says...

Definitely need another top quality goalkeeper, but I wouldn't say it was a no1 priority.
I think we have more goalkeepers than strikers at the moment.
As much as I like Artur, his distribution leaves a lot to be desired, when he plays the ball to the full backs, most of the time it goes out of play.
Kelvin has had a lot of injuries this last year and I think Paulo needs to go out on loan for next season. He'll be our No1 in the future but needs more experience.

I think we could do with two maybe three quality strikers, a centre back or two, and a pacey winger.

I wouldn't mind seeing Clyne AND Chambers playing together on the right.
If Lallana still wants out I can see Ramirez stepping up and showing what he was brought in for. He seems like a player who flourishes when he's the main man.
Striker wise, Graziano Pellè, looks the part. Some say his temper is bad due to kicking the cr4p out of the tunnel after Feyenoord let a 2-0 lead slip, that says to me he's a winner and has a bit of fire i his belly.At least it wasn't a team mate.

I'm sure, whatever happens, Big Ron will have a fantastic looking team line up for the start of the season.
Definitely need another top quality goalkeeper, but I wouldn't say it was a no1 priority. I think we have more goalkeepers than strikers at the moment. As much as I like Artur, his distribution leaves a lot to be desired, when he plays the ball to the full backs, most of the time it goes out of play. Kelvin has had a lot of injuries this last year and I think Paulo needs to go out on loan for next season. He'll be our No1 in the future but needs more experience. I think we could do with two maybe three quality strikers, a centre back or two, and a pacey winger. I wouldn't mind seeing Clyne AND Chambers playing together on the right. If Lallana still wants out I can see Ramirez stepping up and showing what he was brought in for. He seems like a player who flourishes when he's the main man. Striker wise, Graziano Pellè, looks the part. Some say his temper is bad due to kicking the cr4p out of the tunnel after Feyenoord let a 2-0 lead slip, that says to me he's a winner and has a bit of fire i his belly.At least it wasn't a team mate. I'm sure, whatever happens, Big Ron will have a fantastic looking team line up for the start of the season. pitbull
  • Score: 26

7:52am Wed 18 Jun 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

With Jay crocked and Rickie gone up top has to be a priority but someone to push Artur has to be good. Make Kelv the goal keeping coach, sell Paulo and promote Cropper to third choice.
With Jay crocked and Rickie gone up top has to be a priority but someone to push Artur has to be good. Make Kelv the goal keeping coach, sell Paulo and promote Cropper to third choice. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 8

8:02am Wed 18 Jun 14

milton road says...

I always like it when papers say things like 'source'. It normally means another newspaper.
The thing is there has been no quote from anyone in any position to show that Lallana and Shaw want to go or indeed that Lovren has put in a transfer request. It has purely been motivated stories by the press feeding off each other. The only actual quotes are form Lallana and Shaw saying they will sort things out after the world cup. Which is a logical comment because until now they haven't known who would manage or what was going on. The last actual comment form Lovren was that he was happy to stay at Saints.
Now maybe one or all of these will go maybe none, There seems a concerted effort form the press to cause a rift between players, fans and club. There are bids in and Reed has said for any player to go will have to involve the manager and they will not go without a very sizable fee.
We need new players and we will get them. We have I believe a better manager than Poch because there will be a plan B, better than Hodgson who is an antiquated under achiever who has stirred the pot for Saints.
Whatever happens this club is in a far stronger position than ever and we will overcome and move on.
Our players will start coming home in a week or so. Its unlikely England will get out the group stages their center of defence is weak. Players form other clubs will return and not now and we will know the truth and lies to everything.
As for the mexican keeper he is 34 years old and his form was so bad in the league his club was relegated he was dropped part way through and released because he was so bad. One game doesn't make a season. No thank you.
I always like it when papers say things like 'source'. It normally means another newspaper. The thing is there has been no quote from anyone in any position to show that Lallana and Shaw want to go or indeed that Lovren has put in a transfer request. It has purely been motivated stories by the press feeding off each other. The only actual quotes are form Lallana and Shaw saying they will sort things out after the world cup. Which is a logical comment because until now they haven't known who would manage or what was going on. The last actual comment form Lovren was that he was happy to stay at Saints. Now maybe one or all of these will go maybe none, There seems a concerted effort form the press to cause a rift between players, fans and club. There are bids in and Reed has said for any player to go will have to involve the manager and they will not go without a very sizable fee. We need new players and we will get them. We have I believe a better manager than Poch because there will be a plan B, better than Hodgson who is an antiquated under achiever who has stirred the pot for Saints. Whatever happens this club is in a far stronger position than ever and we will overcome and move on. Our players will start coming home in a week or so. Its unlikely England will get out the group stages their center of defence is weak. Players form other clubs will return and not now and we will know the truth and lies to everything. As for the mexican keeper he is 34 years old and his form was so bad in the league his club was relegated he was dropped part way through and released because he was so bad. One game doesn't make a season. No thank you. milton road
  • Score: 11

8:13am Wed 18 Jun 14

White and red till dead says...

andoru wrote:
That Mexican keeper is available on a free apparently.
Snap him up - he had a great game yesterday!
[quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: That Mexican keeper is available on a free apparently.[/p][/quote]Snap him up - he had a great game yesterday! White and red till dead
  • Score: 5

8:16am Wed 18 Jun 14

long memory says...

milton road wrote:
I always like it when papers say things like 'source'. It normally means another newspaper.
The thing is there has been no quote from anyone in any position to show that Lallana and Shaw want to go or indeed that Lovren has put in a transfer request. It has purely been motivated stories by the press feeding off each other. The only actual quotes are form Lallana and Shaw saying they will sort things out after the world cup. Which is a logical comment because until now they haven't known who would manage or what was going on. The last actual comment form Lovren was that he was happy to stay at Saints.
Now maybe one or all of these will go maybe none, There seems a concerted effort form the press to cause a rift between players, fans and club. There are bids in and Reed has said for any player to go will have to involve the manager and they will not go without a very sizable fee.
We need new players and we will get them. We have I believe a better manager than Poch because there will be a plan B, better than Hodgson who is an antiquated under achiever who has stirred the pot for Saints.
Whatever happens this club is in a far stronger position than ever and we will overcome and move on.
Our players will start coming home in a week or so. Its unlikely England will get out the group stages their center of defence is weak. Players form other clubs will return and not now and we will know the truth and lies to everything.
As for the mexican keeper he is 34 years old and his form was so bad in the league his club was relegated he was dropped part way through and released because he was so bad. One game doesn't make a season. No thank you.
Quotes made by Les Reed,suggest to me that there is a certain amount of disquiet with one or more of the Saints players.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: I always like it when papers say things like 'source'. It normally means another newspaper. The thing is there has been no quote from anyone in any position to show that Lallana and Shaw want to go or indeed that Lovren has put in a transfer request. It has purely been motivated stories by the press feeding off each other. The only actual quotes are form Lallana and Shaw saying they will sort things out after the world cup. Which is a logical comment because until now they haven't known who would manage or what was going on. The last actual comment form Lovren was that he was happy to stay at Saints. Now maybe one or all of these will go maybe none, There seems a concerted effort form the press to cause a rift between players, fans and club. There are bids in and Reed has said for any player to go will have to involve the manager and they will not go without a very sizable fee. We need new players and we will get them. We have I believe a better manager than Poch because there will be a plan B, better than Hodgson who is an antiquated under achiever who has stirred the pot for Saints. Whatever happens this club is in a far stronger position than ever and we will overcome and move on. Our players will start coming home in a week or so. Its unlikely England will get out the group stages their center of defence is weak. Players form other clubs will return and not now and we will know the truth and lies to everything. As for the mexican keeper he is 34 years old and his form was so bad in the league his club was relegated he was dropped part way through and released because he was so bad. One game doesn't make a season. No thank you.[/p][/quote]Quotes made by Les Reed,suggest to me that there is a certain amount of disquiet with one or more of the Saints players. long memory
  • Score: -18

8:19am Wed 18 Jun 14

the Newmarket Saint says...

Weve got our manager, we will keep our main players all we need now are our stripes back ,the future is bright the future is red and white ( STRIPES )
Weve got our manager, we will keep our main players all we need now are our stripes back ,the future is bright the future is red and white ( STRIPES ) the Newmarket Saint
  • Score: -3

8:20am Wed 18 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Slick Saint wrote:
The Mexican goalkeeper perhaps! Had a great game against Brazil
He's been a top keeper for years, will he adapt to the UK - who knows.
[quote][p][bold]Slick Saint[/bold] wrote: The Mexican goalkeeper perhaps! Had a great game against Brazil[/p][/quote]He's been a top keeper for years, will he adapt to the UK - who knows. jls217
  • Score: -3

8:23am Wed 18 Jun 14

BarnetSaint says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
David Marshall didn’t disgrace himself in goal for Cardiff last season, aged 29 and just coming into his prime. Throw in an offer for defender Steven Caulker while we’re at it, aged 22 and a guaranteed England future.
Totally agree. Those 2 from Cardiff would be excellent for us but can't see it. They will be all out to bounce back.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: David Marshall didn’t disgrace himself in goal for Cardiff last season, aged 29 and just coming into his prime. Throw in an offer for defender Steven Caulker while we’re at it, aged 22 and a guaranteed England future.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Those 2 from Cardiff would be excellent for us but can't see it. They will be all out to bounce back. BarnetSaint
  • Score: 3

8:27am Wed 18 Jun 14

jls217 says...

The Norwich keeper (can't remember his name at the mo) seemed very sound and with a better defence in front of him could regain his England place.
Marshall and Forster would fit the bill but won't come cheap. Could've have had Schmeichel for nowt - chance gone now.

It will have escaped a lot of people but Saints have just signed a 19year old English winger on a 4yr contract - maybe he's the answer on the wing clearly somebody in the club sees something in him.
The Norwich keeper (can't remember his name at the mo) seemed very sound and with a better defence in front of him could regain his England place. Marshall and Forster would fit the bill but won't come cheap. Could've have had Schmeichel for nowt - chance gone now. It will have escaped a lot of people but Saints have just signed a 19year old English winger on a 4yr contract - maybe he's the answer on the wing clearly somebody in the club sees something in him. jls217
  • Score: 2

8:48am Wed 18 Jun 14

jls217 says...

The agent of Chelsea target Sefa Isci says the 18-year-old Anderlecht defender has rejected the chance of a move to Benfica.
Read more at http://talksport.com
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This one might be worth keeping an eye on.
The agent of Chelsea target Sefa Isci says the 18-year-old Anderlecht defender has rejected the chance of a move to Benfica. Read more at http://talksport.com /football/transfer-r umours-and-paper-rev iew-wednesday-june-1 8-14061896902#x3fwp5 RQVDAcLwGG.99 This one might be worth keeping an eye on. jls217
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8:52am Wed 18 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Le God's take on the situation.

Matt Le Tissier admits new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman faces an uphill battle to convince Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren to stay at the club.

The Dutch legend has taken over the reins at St Mary’s, following Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to join Tottenham, signing a three-year deal with the south coast club.

The trio have all been linked with big-money moves away from the Saints, with Shaw on the verge of completing a switch to Manchester United, while Liverpool have set their sights on a double swoop for Lallana and Lovren.

And Le Tissier claims it could be tough summer for the ex-Feyenoord chief.

“Ronald Koeman’s most important job is to try and convince the three lads, who want to get away, that, perhaps, they do still have a future at Southampton,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.

“He needs to show them that the club is going in the right direction and they can achieve their ambitions at Southampton.

“It’s going to be tough though. They’ve had their heads turned. They want Champions League football and want to play for clubs that have got a better chance of getting into the top four, you can understand that.”

But Le Tissier believes, should all three leave, Koeman is the right man to build another successful squad at Southampton.

“I’m pretty happy with the appointment,” he added. “It was important to find someone with the calibre to bring top quality people to the club. He’s a big enough name to do that.

“If he doesn’t convince those players to stay, then we’ll get some good fees for them, and he’ll have the money to go and invest in a new squad.”


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Le God's take on the situation. Matt Le Tissier admits new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman faces an uphill battle to convince Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren to stay at the club. The Dutch legend has taken over the reins at St Mary’s, following Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to join Tottenham, signing a three-year deal with the south coast club. The trio have all been linked with big-money moves away from the Saints, with Shaw on the verge of completing a switch to Manchester United, while Liverpool have set their sights on a double swoop for Lallana and Lovren. And Le Tissier claims it could be tough summer for the ex-Feyenoord chief. “Ronald Koeman’s most important job is to try and convince the three lads, who want to get away, that, perhaps, they do still have a future at Southampton,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “He needs to show them that the club is going in the right direction and they can achieve their ambitions at Southampton. “It’s going to be tough though. They’ve had their heads turned. They want Champions League football and want to play for clubs that have got a better chance of getting into the top four, you can understand that.” But Le Tissier believes, should all three leave, Koeman is the right man to build another successful squad at Southampton. “I’m pretty happy with the appointment,” he added. “It was important to find someone with the calibre to bring top quality people to the club. He’s a big enough name to do that. “If he doesn’t convince those players to stay, then we’ll get some good fees for them, and he’ll have the money to go and invest in a new squad.” Read more at http://talksport.com /football/exclusive- koeman-faces-tough-t ask-keep-wantaway-tr io-southampton-claim s-le-tissier#V350m0l jb66AFQuW.99 jls217
  • Score: 3

10:00am Wed 18 Jun 14

IOAD says...

jls217 wrote:
Le God's take on the situation.

Matt Le Tissier admits new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman faces an uphill battle to convince Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren to stay at the club.

The Dutch legend has taken over the reins at St Mary’s, following Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to join Tottenham, signing a three-year deal with the south coast club.

The trio have all been linked with big-money moves away from the Saints, with Shaw on the verge of completing a switch to Manchester United, while Liverpool have set their sights on a double swoop for Lallana and Lovren.

And Le Tissier claims it could be tough summer for the ex-Feyenoord chief.

“Ronald Koeman’s most important job is to try and convince the three lads, who want to get away, that, perhaps, they do still have a future at Southampton,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.

“He needs to show them that the club is going in the right direction and they can achieve their ambitions at Southampton.

“It’s going to be tough though. They’ve had their heads turned. They want Champions League football and want to play for clubs that have got a better chance of getting into the top four, you can understand that.”

But Le Tissier believes, should all three leave, Koeman is the right man to build another successful squad at Southampton.

“I’m pretty happy with the appointment,” he added. “It was important to find someone with the calibre to bring top quality people to the club. He’s a big enough name to do that.

“If he doesn’t convince those players to stay, then we’ll get some good fees for them, and he’ll have the money to go and invest in a new squad.”


Read more at http://talksport.com

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Does he need to convince them, though? Do football contracts work like other sorts of contracts? If the club have given RK funds to buy players, and they really are happy that no one needs to be sold, then RK would be mad to sell them. It wouldn't be in his interests to do so, certainly not in his first season. So, they're going nowhere, right? Unless, RK wants to make some mega deals, and feels the three are superfluous to his plans.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: Le God's take on the situation. Matt Le Tissier admits new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman faces an uphill battle to convince Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren to stay at the club. The Dutch legend has taken over the reins at St Mary’s, following Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to join Tottenham, signing a three-year deal with the south coast club. The trio have all been linked with big-money moves away from the Saints, with Shaw on the verge of completing a switch to Manchester United, while Liverpool have set their sights on a double swoop for Lallana and Lovren. And Le Tissier claims it could be tough summer for the ex-Feyenoord chief. “Ronald Koeman’s most important job is to try and convince the three lads, who want to get away, that, perhaps, they do still have a future at Southampton,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “He needs to show them that the club is going in the right direction and they can achieve their ambitions at Southampton. “It’s going to be tough though. They’ve had their heads turned. They want Champions League football and want to play for clubs that have got a better chance of getting into the top four, you can understand that.” But Le Tissier believes, should all three leave, Koeman is the right man to build another successful squad at Southampton. “I’m pretty happy with the appointment,” he added. “It was important to find someone with the calibre to bring top quality people to the club. He’s a big enough name to do that. “If he doesn’t convince those players to stay, then we’ll get some good fees for them, and he’ll have the money to go and invest in a new squad.” Read more at http://talksport.com /football/exclusive- koeman-faces-tough-t ask-keep-wantaway-tr io-southampton-claim s-le-tissier#V350m0l jb66AFQuW.99[/p][/quote]Does he need to convince them, though? Do football contracts work like other sorts of contracts? If the club have given RK funds to buy players, and they really are happy that no one needs to be sold, then RK would be mad to sell them. It wouldn't be in his interests to do so, certainly not in his first season. So, they're going nowhere, right? Unless, RK wants to make some mega deals, and feels the three are superfluous to his plans. IOAD
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10:11am Wed 18 Jun 14

jls217 says...

IOAD wrote:
jls217 wrote:
Le God's take on the situation.

Matt Le Tissier admits new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman faces an uphill battle to convince Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren to stay at the club.

The Dutch legend has taken over the reins at St Mary’s, following Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to join Tottenham, signing a three-year deal with the south coast club.

The trio have all been linked with big-money moves away from the Saints, with Shaw on the verge of completing a switch to Manchester United, while Liverpool have set their sights on a double swoop for Lallana and Lovren.

And Le Tissier claims it could be tough summer for the ex-Feyenoord chief.

“Ronald Koeman’s most important job is to try and convince the three lads, who want to get away, that, perhaps, they do still have a future at Southampton,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.

“He needs to show them that the club is going in the right direction and they can achieve their ambitions at Southampton.

“It’s going to be tough though. They’ve had their heads turned. They want Champions League football and want to play for clubs that have got a better chance of getting into the top four, you can understand that.”

But Le Tissier believes, should all three leave, Koeman is the right man to build another successful squad at Southampton.

“I’m pretty happy with the appointment,” he added. “It was important to find someone with the calibre to bring top quality people to the club. He’s a big enough name to do that.

“If he doesn’t convince those players to stay, then we’ll get some good fees for them, and he’ll have the money to go and invest in a new squad.”


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Does he need to convince them, though? Do football contracts work like other sorts of contracts? If the club have given RK funds to buy players, and they really are happy that no one needs to be sold, then RK would be mad to sell them. It wouldn't be in his interests to do so, certainly not in his first season. So, they're going nowhere, right? Unless, RK wants to make some mega deals, and feels the three are superfluous to his plans.
That's the dilemna he faces I guess.
Don't want to get into the Lallana side of the problem as it would take too long - sufficient to say I would get rid of him.

The other two (if there is a problem with them) could be just left to fester in the reserves until they realize the only people being hurt in that situation is themselves. (that is an expensive option though as we still have their wages)
They can either come to their senses and continue to play and therefore market themselves for when their contract does comes to an end or be renegotiated with Saints or they can be sold and we then have a sizeable amount to re-invest or they can fester.
In the minds of the players and the agents the length of the contract means nothing what needs to be inserted into those contracts is sticks and carrots and lots of them to ensure your player can't just have it on his toes without really damaging himself.
Clubs are not exactly squeaky clean when it comes to contracts too. Just look at what Saints have done to a long line of managers over the last 10 years.
This is why Rambo will be paid the big nrs though - I doubt this situation is new to him and he could always threaten to eat them - that would work for me.
[quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: Le God's take on the situation. Matt Le Tissier admits new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman faces an uphill battle to convince Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren to stay at the club. The Dutch legend has taken over the reins at St Mary’s, following Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to join Tottenham, signing a three-year deal with the south coast club. The trio have all been linked with big-money moves away from the Saints, with Shaw on the verge of completing a switch to Manchester United, while Liverpool have set their sights on a double swoop for Lallana and Lovren. And Le Tissier claims it could be tough summer for the ex-Feyenoord chief. “Ronald Koeman’s most important job is to try and convince the three lads, who want to get away, that, perhaps, they do still have a future at Southampton,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “He needs to show them that the club is going in the right direction and they can achieve their ambitions at Southampton. “It’s going to be tough though. They’ve had their heads turned. They want Champions League football and want to play for clubs that have got a better chance of getting into the top four, you can understand that.” But Le Tissier believes, should all three leave, Koeman is the right man to build another successful squad at Southampton. “I’m pretty happy with the appointment,” he added. “It was important to find someone with the calibre to bring top quality people to the club. He’s a big enough name to do that. “If he doesn’t convince those players to stay, then we’ll get some good fees for them, and he’ll have the money to go and invest in a new squad.” Read more at http://talksport.com /football/exclusive- koeman-faces-tough-t ask-keep-wantaway-tr io-southampton-claim s-le-tissier#V350m0l jb66AFQuW.99[/p][/quote]Does he need to convince them, though? Do football contracts work like other sorts of contracts? If the club have given RK funds to buy players, and they really are happy that no one needs to be sold, then RK would be mad to sell them. It wouldn't be in his interests to do so, certainly not in his first season. So, they're going nowhere, right? Unless, RK wants to make some mega deals, and feels the three are superfluous to his plans.[/p][/quote]That's the dilemna he faces I guess. Don't want to get into the Lallana side of the problem as it would take too long - sufficient to say I would get rid of him. The other two (if there is a problem with them) could be just left to fester in the reserves until they realize the only people being hurt in that situation is themselves. (that is an expensive option though as we still have their wages) They can either come to their senses and continue to play and therefore market themselves for when their contract does comes to an end or be renegotiated with Saints or they can be sold and we then have a sizeable amount to re-invest or they can fester. In the minds of the players and the agents the length of the contract means nothing what needs to be inserted into those contracts is sticks and carrots and lots of them to ensure your player can't just have it on his toes without really damaging himself. Clubs are not exactly squeaky clean when it comes to contracts too. Just look at what Saints have done to a long line of managers over the last 10 years. This is why Rambo will be paid the big nrs though - I doubt this situation is new to him and he could always threaten to eat them - that would work for me. jls217
  • Score: 4

10:16am Wed 18 Jun 14

costa gaz says...

Ochoa was brilliant last night, but remember he has just been released by French 2nd division outfit AC Ajaccio and up until last night did not have too many suitors.

Watching Gazzaniger last season has convinced me that he'll never make the grade, if I'm being honest one of the worst keepers I've seen at our club.

I like Boruc and apart from 2 very high profile c0ck ups he was brilliant last season, but we do need decent back up.
Maybe Ruddy would come a fight for the no;1 jersey, but getting a decent keeper to warm the bench is not an easy task.
Ochoa was brilliant last night, but remember he has just been released by French 2nd division outfit AC Ajaccio and up until last night did not have too many suitors. Watching Gazzaniger last season has convinced me that he'll never make the grade, if I'm being honest one of the worst keepers I've seen at our club. I like Boruc and apart from 2 very high profile c0ck ups he was brilliant last season, but we do need decent back up. Maybe Ruddy would come a fight for the no;1 jersey, but getting a decent keeper to warm the bench is not an easy task. costa gaz
  • Score: 5

10:36am Wed 18 Jun 14

Mr. T says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
With Jay crocked and Rickie gone up top has to be a priority but someone to push Artur has to be good. Make Kelv the goal keeping coach, sell Paulo and promote Cropper to third choice.
Good post. KD is past it and has never cut the mustard for me in the prem. Gazza is a disaster waiting to happen and CC is one for the future. Like to see a striker or 2 as the priority with JR the only experienced forward and out until Oct at the earliest. Won't be fair to expect much from him until after Xmas with match fitness, sharpness etc
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: With Jay crocked and Rickie gone up top has to be a priority but someone to push Artur has to be good. Make Kelv the goal keeping coach, sell Paulo and promote Cropper to third choice.[/p][/quote]Good post. KD is past it and has never cut the mustard for me in the prem. Gazza is a disaster waiting to happen and CC is one for the future. Like to see a striker or 2 as the priority with JR the only experienced forward and out until Oct at the earliest. Won't be fair to expect much from him until after Xmas with match fitness, sharpness etc Mr. T
  • Score: 1

10:42am Wed 18 Jun 14

Kamawoop says...

My mates dog's cousin's owners cat, has heard from thier house-helper's boyfriend's former window cleaner's apprentice understudy that Ron Vlaar will be heading Saint's way. Well maybe just my opinion of a realistic target, who would improve our team and with a Dutch connection. Still think would be an excellent signing. :)
My mates dog's cousin's owners cat, has heard from thier house-helper's boyfriend's former window cleaner's apprentice understudy that Ron Vlaar will be heading Saint's way. Well maybe just my opinion of a realistic target, who would improve our team and with a Dutch connection. Still think would be an excellent signing. :) Kamawoop
  • Score: -3

11:32am Wed 18 Jun 14

Tubbystubb says...

Just seen this one the East Grinstead Courier ( I know not exactly a major league paper, but when your bored at work you'll look at anything, however no one tell the boss please.)
Seems Manure might be giving up on signing Shaw
http://www.eastgrins
teadcourier.co.uk/Ma
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Just seen this one the East Grinstead Courier ( I know not exactly a major league paper, but when your bored at work you'll look at anything, however no one tell the boss please.) Seems Manure might be giving up on signing Shaw http://www.eastgrins teadcourier.co.uk/Ma nchester-United-set- Southampton-star-sig n-World/story-212545 02-detail/story.html Tubbystubb
  • Score: -3

11:38am Wed 18 Jun 14

GHamilton says...

White and red till dead wrote:
andoru wrote: That Mexican keeper is available on a free apparently.
Snap him up - he had a great game yesterday!
If he was that good they would n't be letting him go.... never mind on a free, like someone once said , ''One Swallow does not a summer make'' ....but I have to agree was exellent last night.
[quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: That Mexican keeper is available on a free apparently.[/p][/quote]Snap him up - he had a great game yesterday![/p][/quote]If he was that good they would n't be letting him go.... never mind on a free, like someone once said , ''One Swallow does not a summer make'' ....but I have to agree was exellent last night. GHamilton
  • Score: -2

12:13pm Wed 18 Jun 14

lowe esteem says...

jls217 wrote:
The Norwich keeper (can't remember his name at the mo) seemed very sound and with a better defence in front of him could regain his England place.
Marshall and Forster would fit the bill but won't come cheap. Could've have had Schmeichel for nowt - chance gone now.

It will have escaped a lot of people but Saints have just signed a 19year old English winger on a 4yr contract - maybe he's the answer on the wing clearly somebody in the club sees something in him.
Is this the Mcqueen who I've not read about on the Daily Echo Wwwebshite?
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: The Norwich keeper (can't remember his name at the mo) seemed very sound and with a better defence in front of him could regain his England place. Marshall and Forster would fit the bill but won't come cheap. Could've have had Schmeichel for nowt - chance gone now. It will have escaped a lot of people but Saints have just signed a 19year old English winger on a 4yr contract - maybe he's the answer on the wing clearly somebody in the club sees something in him.[/p][/quote]Is this the Mcqueen who I've not read about on the Daily Echo Wwwebshite? lowe esteem
  • Score: -1

1:43pm Wed 18 Jun 14

F Fan says...

Tubbystubb wrote:
Just seen this one the East Grinstead Courier ( I know not exactly a major league paper, but when your bored at work you'll look at anything, however no one tell the boss please.)
Seems Manure might be giving up on signing Shaw
http://www.eastgrins

teadcourier.co.uk/Ma

nchester-United-set-

Southampton-star-sig

n-World/story-212545

02-detail/story.html
Wonder if Sammy2sheds works for them?
[quote][p][bold]Tubbystubb[/bold] wrote: Just seen this one the East Grinstead Courier ( I know not exactly a major league paper, but when your bored at work you'll look at anything, however no one tell the boss please.) Seems Manure might be giving up on signing Shaw http://www.eastgrins teadcourier.co.uk/Ma nchester-United-set- Southampton-star-sig n-World/story-212545 02-detail/story.html[/p][/quote]Wonder if Sammy2sheds works for them? F Fan
  • Score: -2

2:33pm Wed 18 Jun 14

lowe esteem says...

Recently read elsewhere that Osvaldo might be on the move.
Any more news on Jason Dodd and Paul Williams?
It can't hurt can it?
Proper news and investigative journalism I mean.
You know...in lieu of this goalkeeper bulls hit!
Recently read elsewhere that Osvaldo might be on the move. Any more news on Jason Dodd and Paul Williams? It can't hurt can it? Proper news and investigative journalism I mean. You know...in lieu of this goalkeeper bulls hit! lowe esteem
  • Score: -2

7:03pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Chapperall says...

Good call to bring in another top quality keeper. Gaza has had too many chances and every time fails to convince in fact it's the opposite. He just let's in shed loads of goals"
Someone has mentioned the Mexican keeper he was really impressive.

Have you noticed it's all gone quiet on Osvaldo?
Good call to bring in another top quality keeper. Gaza has had too many chances and every time fails to convince in fact it's the opposite. He just let's in shed loads of goals" Someone has mentioned the Mexican keeper he was really impressive. Have you noticed it's all gone quiet on Osvaldo? Chapperall
  • Score: -2

10:22pm Wed 18 Jun 14

pitbull says...

I reckon we ought to lap a bid in for Hugo Lloris, that'll make them sit up and take note.
Or maybe Simon Mignolet, offer them £2m up front and another £3m in unrealistic add-ons.
I reckon we ought to lap a bid in for Hugo Lloris, that'll make them sit up and take note. Or maybe Simon Mignolet, offer them £2m up front and another £3m in unrealistic add-ons. pitbull
  • Score: 1

6:14pm Thu 19 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
David Marshall didn’t disgrace himself in goal for Cardiff last season, aged 29 and just coming into his prime. Throw in an offer for defender Steven Caulker while we’re at it, aged 22 and a guaranteed England future.
Totally agree, those two would do us fine, we could offer Hoover and £10m for both.
Disagree with the No1 Target though, that has to one, if not two Top Strikers. We could offer Osvaldo plus cash for one Striker.
Otherwise with a pacy, good crossing winger our squad is complete.
The Koeman Bros must have good contacts between them and will tell Adam Luke & Dejan that they are staying put and honor their contracts at least for another season or two.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: David Marshall didn’t disgrace himself in goal for Cardiff last season, aged 29 and just coming into his prime. Throw in an offer for defender Steven Caulker while we’re at it, aged 22 and a guaranteed England future.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, those two would do us fine, we could offer Hoover and £10m for both. Disagree with the No1 Target though, that has to one, if not two Top Strikers. We could offer Osvaldo plus cash for one Striker. Otherwise with a pacy, good crossing winger our squad is complete. The Koeman Bros must have good contacts between them and will tell Adam Luke & Dejan that they are staying put and honor their contracts at least for another season or two. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 1

6:23pm Thu 19 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

jls217 wrote:
Le God's take on the situation.

Matt Le Tissier admits new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman faces an uphill battle to convince Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren to stay at the club.

The Dutch legend has taken over the reins at St Mary’s, following Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to join Tottenham, signing a three-year deal with the south coast club.

The trio have all been linked with big-money moves away from the Saints, with Shaw on the verge of completing a switch to Manchester United, while Liverpool have set their sights on a double swoop for Lallana and Lovren.

And Le Tissier claims it could be tough summer for the ex-Feyenoord chief.

“Ronald Koeman’s most important job is to try and convince the three lads, who want to get away, that, perhaps, they do still have a future at Southampton,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.

“He needs to show them that the club is going in the right direction and they can achieve their ambitions at Southampton.

“It’s going to be tough though. They’ve had their heads turned. They want Champions League football and want to play for clubs that have got a better chance of getting into the top four, you can understand that.”

But Le Tissier believes, should all three leave, Koeman is the right man to build another successful squad at Southampton.

“I’m pretty happy with the appointment,” he added. “It was important to find someone with the calibre to bring top quality people to the club. He’s a big enough name to do that.

“If he doesn’t convince those players to stay, then we’ll get some good fees for them, and he’ll have the money to go and invest in a new squad.”


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Disagree he doesn't need to convince them, just tell them that they are not being sold and they are to honor their contracts.
Same as Liverpool told Suarez & Villa told Benteke last season.
Unless the Koeman Bros think otherwise, selling them is not in Saints best interest so they will have to stay another season or two.
End of Subject.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: Le God's take on the situation. Matt Le Tissier admits new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman faces an uphill battle to convince Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren to stay at the club. The Dutch legend has taken over the reins at St Mary’s, following Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to join Tottenham, signing a three-year deal with the south coast club. The trio have all been linked with big-money moves away from the Saints, with Shaw on the verge of completing a switch to Manchester United, while Liverpool have set their sights on a double swoop for Lallana and Lovren. And Le Tissier claims it could be tough summer for the ex-Feyenoord chief. “Ronald Koeman’s most important job is to try and convince the three lads, who want to get away, that, perhaps, they do still have a future at Southampton,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “He needs to show them that the club is going in the right direction and they can achieve their ambitions at Southampton. “It’s going to be tough though. They’ve had their heads turned. They want Champions League football and want to play for clubs that have got a better chance of getting into the top four, you can understand that.” But Le Tissier believes, should all three leave, Koeman is the right man to build another successful squad at Southampton. “I’m pretty happy with the appointment,” he added. “It was important to find someone with the calibre to bring top quality people to the club. He’s a big enough name to do that. “If he doesn’t convince those players to stay, then we’ll get some good fees for them, and he’ll have the money to go and invest in a new squad.” Read more at http://talksport.com /football/exclusive- koeman-faces-tough-t ask-keep-wantaway-tr io-southampton-claim s-le-tissier#V350m0l jb66AFQuW.99[/p][/quote]Disagree he doesn't need to convince them, just tell them that they are not being sold and they are to honor their contracts. Same as Liverpool told Suarez & Villa told Benteke last season. Unless the Koeman Bros think otherwise, selling them is not in Saints best interest so they will have to stay another season or two. End of Subject. NC Fan4Life
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