You don’t have to go back too long to a time where Southampton were hailed for their transfer business.
The same cannot be said for the club’s more recent moves in the transfer market, with a lot of money spent and not too much given back in return.
We recently asked you, Southampton supporters, to rank the club’s biggest transfer flop since 2012.
Plenty of votes were placed in our duel, where we put each contender up against one another.
The fans have spoken and here are the results.
5: Mohamed Elyounoussi - 55%
A man who may still have a future at the club. Mohamed Elyounoussi is yet to play his best football at Southampton and has time on his side to win over supporters.
Fans will be wondering what could be with Elyounoussi.
4: Dani Osvaldo - 55%
Coming in at number four is Italian striker Dani Osvaldo. A mercurial forward it’s fair to say.
We’re going to give Southampton the benefit of the doubt here in that his time in the Premier League probably says more about the player’s career than it does the club’s transfer business.
Nevermind, he’ll always have that goal against City.
3: Vegard Forren - 65%
There was a lot of excitement about Forren’s signing amid reported interest from Liverpool and Everton.
Excitement that very quickly dwindled following the Norwegian’s lack of involvement.
He returned to Molde, managed then by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after just four months having not made a single appearance for the Saints. That was £4 million well spent by Southampton.
2: Saphir Taider - 67%
A technical midfielder brought in on loan from Inter, Taider’s move to Southampton was another that looked on face value to be great business from the club.
However, things quickly turned sour for the Algerian, with the club cutting his loan deal short just three weeks after he arrived.
The Saints claimed that he ‘failed to live up to the high levels of commitment expected of Southampton players’ and that was that.
1: Guido Carrillo - 70%
Another player who is still on Southampton’s books. While it remains to be seen what future he has at St Mary’s, Guido Carrillo is in the eyes of Saints supporters, the club’s biggest transfer flop.
Signed by former manager Mauricio Pellegrino for a whopping £19 million, Carrillo failed to score a single goal for the club and showed no signs of playing up to the level of his eye-catching transfer fee before being sent out on loan.