Early Doors

Overreaction Theatre: When the Saints go marching out (back to the Champo)

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So the almost farcical fire sale at St Mary's continues to gather pace.

Arsenal's purchase of the Southampton defender Calum Chambers for £16 million means Saints have incredibly now flogged five of last season's squad for a combined total of £97 million.

But the fun and games don't stop there. Oh no, my dear friends.

They have also lost their manager Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs, who is apparently keen to tie up deals for the Southampton players Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez.

With record signing Dani Osvaldo also expected to depart for around £10 million, Saints could be left with around £150 million from sales, but only goalkeeper Artur Boruc, Victor Wanyama and Gaston Ramirez as the backbone of their side.

All these shenanigans must place serious question marks over the club's ability to remain in the Premier League next term.

The great and good on Twitter were not slow to poke fun at the comical goings on that have visited the door of Southampton, whose new club song may soon be titled When the Saints Go Marching Out. Right back to the Champo, where they will be the richest club.

There is no doubt that Liverpool like the look of Southampton, but will they only ransack the players at the football club?

One Liverpool Echo reporter wondered he could make the opposite journey to three (and counting) of Southampton's stars.

Not that the Saints board of directors will be complaining. Happy Days are here again.

A little bit of history repeating itself.

One Twitter user decided to piece together who will be starting for Koeman's side.

Maybe the plan is for Koeman to make a return against another struggling team.

Or maybe Koeman has been brought in as a manager will accept such drastic cuts.

Will the Saints tea lady survive the cull?

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