Southampton are currently enduring another relegation battle in the Premier League, after they avoided the drop last term.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are on the up, after a string of good results since his arrival at the club, and look set to stay in the division for another season.
Hasenhuttl will have the whole summer to shape the squad to his will, meaning that some players will need to be cut loose.
Here are five players who could leave the club in the summer…
Angus Gunn now appears to be Hasenhuttl’s first-choice, a decision which may leave Alex McCarthy with no option but to seek a move away from the club in the summer.
After a disappointing spell in the side, following by Ryan Bertrand’s return to the team, Matt Targett may be thinking of a move back to the Championship next season.
Things just haven’t quite worked out for Stephens at Southampton. A move to the Championship seems best for his development.
It seems clear that Southampton will look to sign a striker in the summer, which will open the door for Austin to leave the club.
Elyounoussi was an exciting signing for Southampton fans when he joined, but his performances have been consistently poor. It would not be a surprised to see him either sold or loaned out at the end of the season.