Since the clubs establishment in 1885, Southampton have always had an eye for a bargain. In more recent years, the recruitment and scouting at the club has impressed football fans across England as Saints continue to improve each season despite selling key players.

The following slideshow will take a look at the top ten best signings the club has ever made, featuring a Ballon d’Or winner, a European Championships winner, a 1976 FA Cup winner and a few Johnstone’s Paint Trophy winners too!

With such a wide array of international and domestic talents throughout the years, there were many players both recent and even from the 19th century that I considered however, of course, some unfortunately did not manage make the list.

I decided on my final ten by basing my judgement not only on how well they played in a Saints shirt, but also the reputation of the transfer and how big of a coup it was at the time.

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