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    Mosin85 wrote:
    J7junctionseven wrote:
    Oh sh!t.....Statemant from Krueger! That means Lallana will be sold in the next couple of days..;0(
    i Personaly dont think Lallana will be moving unless the offer is far to good to turn down and the money could be used to buy a replacment so around the 30 - 35 million mark or if Lallana hands in a transfer requests which i just cant see Lallana doing considering how long he has been with us and that if he moves it'll be for a bench spot like Lambert and it'll ruin his England chances if he does so. i think this is a dam good statement saying that the clubs still has amibtion to improve on the final league posistion we achieved last year and that funds are and will be avalible when a new manager comes in. i for one am taking this statment as good news. Good bye Rickie thanks for all the great memorys you are a Legend here wish you luck and report back and let us know how the bench is at liverpool and whats its like swapping first team football for the subs bench and a wage hike
    lets not forget that SRL didnt earn big bucks until the past two years, this is his golden ticket and we could and should never have stood in his way - he is a legend.

    I agree with Adam and Luke and the England call up has come BECAUSE of the fact their skills have been showcased week in and week out at SFC.......they need to plan their careers and get the timing right.

    MOPO also has a career and also needs to make life choices, I cant agree with the one he made or the logic in it. Its the sole reason for my insecuirty around the events unfolding. It is rational to thuink that he invested in NC and was disilusioned by the outcomne in Jan and had long since had his head turned. Its a risk for him to go, a big one, but also a risk for him stay if he felt he had taken SFC as far as he could with what he had been told was on offer.

    As a counter thought (glass half full) it may be the board let Mopo go, it may be that just as with NA they new the guy had reached his limit and that what is needed is a guy for the next phase, who has won, who was managed in europe and who attracts the type of players that Everton/Spurs/Liverp
    ool all want and need to buy........maybe just maybe, the right manager will be appointed and we will all be pleasantlty suprised....

    Either way, we are going to have 3 Lions at the world cup.

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Southampton say they have no need to accept offers for their players

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger

First published in Football

Saints have issued a statement following the departure of Rickie Lambert to Liverpool, addressing the issue of transfers and the search for a new manager.

Here it is in full...

"Southampton Football Club can confirm that we have received multiple offers for some of our players in the past weeks. This is a confirmation of the depth of the development that is ongoing in our academy and of the present standing of our first team within the Premier League.

"We are staying true to our plan and vision and, as a result, we have no need to accept any offers.

"We are deep in the process of appointing a new manager who will continue to move our club forward.

"It remains our preference not to partake in any transfers until the new manager is in place.

"Our scouting & recruitment department continues to monitor targets we have identified to improve our squad, and the new manager will have final input into our recruitment process.

"However, Southampton Football Club can confirm that it has reached agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of Rickie Lambert.

"There may be circumstances under which the club will feel it is right for a player to move on. Those circumstances have to be right for the club and the player. This is the case with Rickie’s move to Liverpool.

"When Rickie Lambert requested to leave for Liverpool, the club felt it could not stand in the way of having him fulfil his boyhood dream of playing at home.

"It will be a big challenge to replace him and our intention is to source a quality replacement who will fill his shoes now but also for many years to come.

"Chairman Ralph Krueger commented: “On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Rickie. He served with distinction and helped to take Saints from League 1 to the Premier League.

“Rickie has been a shining light in Saints’ growth and will forever remain an icon in the history of the club. He leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Southampton and will always be welcome back at St Mary’s.”

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