Watching Southampton Football Club’s media friends at play over the last few months has been a ‘How Not To’ masterclass.
The truth, courtesy of David Ornstein for The Athletic (£), is that Southampton ended up with less than half of the original asking price of £35million.
After a string of misdirections that ultimately served no purpose whatsoever…
- Saints want £35million
- 3 mystery European sides in the mix
- Player spotted at Finch Farm and agrees personal terms with Everton
- Saints accept £25million bid from The Toffees
Southampton eventually agreed to a transfer worth £15million, rising to £19million with add-ons. Which in the current climate is a fair valuation, especially for a player that a club recently stripped of his captaincy.
Spurs’ Kyle Walker-Peters is going the other way, having featured 10 times for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side during his loan stay last season. Again, this is another positive move as the player was well thought of by Saints’ fans.
Let’s get our boy into Hotspur Way.