Following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Premier League season, we can now look back on a mixed campaign that ultimately saw the Saints survive another year in the top flight.
Southampton concluded their season with a lacklustre 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield on Sunday afternoon.
Now that the dust has settled, we thought it would be a good idea to look back at the signings that were made going into this season and rate their first campaign at the club.
The Saints made five signings in total and all were made in the summer transfer window of 2018 under Mark Hughes.
New manager Ralph Hasenhuttl believed he would be better off with no further additions in January despite being involved in a relegation battle.
The gaffer was proved right as the Saints finished five points clear of the bottom three.
Here’s how we rated the new signings with a grading system of A-F, A being a brilliant season, and F, well, not so good.
Angus Gunn: B
Gunn was made to wait for his opportunity as Alex McCarthy was given the number one slot by Mark Hughes.
Hasenhuttl also stuck with McCarthy to begin with but Gunn eventually forced his way into the side after a Man of the Match display in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea.
The Englishman then put in solid performances throughout the second half of the season, although he has made a couple of errors in the last few games.
Jannik Vestergaard: B
The Dane made a slow start after signing from Borussia Monchengladbach with his lack of pace causing problems for the Saints defence.
The turning point in his season seemed to come in Hasenhuttl’s first game, where his error cost the side in a 1-0 defeat to Cardiff.
Since then, Vestergaard’s ariel presence has proved important as he continued to head away most balls that came into the box.
Vestergaard’s newfound importance has been illustrated in recent weeks with his injury keeping him out of the side and the defence looking worse as a result.
Stuart Armstrong: C
It could be argued that the signing of Armstrong from Celtic was a bit of a bargain at just £7 million.
The Scot has shown signs of promise, most notably when he scored an impressive double in a 3-2 defeat at Craven Cottage.
However, those performances haven’t been seen too often and he was one of the few players who didn’t improve under Hasenhuttl.
I believe there is more to come from him next season if he can put a run of games together.
Mohamed Elyounoussi: F
Without a doubt, Elyounoussi has been the flop of the season.
The winger signed for £16 million from FC Basel having scored 13 goals and got 17 assists for the Swiss club.
There was, therefore, plenty of excitement about this transfer but the Norwegian has failed to rack up any goals or assists since being in England.
The English game seemed too quick for Elyounoussi, so much so that he kept falling down the pecking order and ended the season behind Josh Sims.
Danny Ings: B
If you purely looked at his scoring record, you may think that Ings has been disappointing since arriving at his boyhood club.
However, Ings’ work off the ball and his ability to play as a false nine was impressive and brought out the best in Nathan Redmond as a result.
The striker’s contract came with an obligation to buy which means there may be more to come from Ings for next season.
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