It goes without saying that Southampton have one of the most impressive squads outside of the top six in the whole of the Premier League.

There is an abundance of attacking quality at the club, with some exceptional defenders and some promising midfielders, along with plenty of exciting youngsters coming through the ranks.

However, one thing that has been rather clear this season is the amount of deadwood that Saints have at their disposal.

Of course, strength in depth is important at any top flight club and safety in numbers is something that should be targeted.

It’s good to have this depth, but is a big squad really that beneficial when the backup options aren’t good enough? It’s hard to justify some players’ places in Saints’ squad at the moment.

So, I’ve taken a look at the players that Claude Puel should seriously consider offloading when the summer transfer window comes around.

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