The summer transfer window is both an exciting and stressful time for football fans.

Social media, newspaper rumours and betting companies have all contributed to the growing fan-fare of the transfer period as clubs gear up to tackle the approaching Premier League season.

Southampton, arguably, have had the most difficult summer transfer Windows of recent years with many high-profile departures and managerial changes.

Despite the lengthy list of stars that have left in recent times, Saints have gone from strength to strength in that time and have continued to effectively replace those players to build a strong Premier League squad.

Saints fans will hope that Mauricio Pellegrino can enjoy a better campaign than Claude Puel did last term, and he’ll need to have a good transfer window to ensure that the club don’t replicate some of the displays from last season.

Here, we have a look at what Saints fans will be hoping and expecting from this year’s summer transfer window.

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