Southampton may be on the lookout for new signings in the January transfer window. 

Ralph Hasenhuttl has seen his side struggle in the opening quarter of the campaign. Saints sit in 17th place and have taken eight points from nine matches, with only two wins to their name. 

The manager has made numerous selection calls that have left plenty of the St Mary’s faithful confused, and none more so than the exclusion of Ryan Bertrand for a considerable period.

Although the 30-year-old has since returned to the starting line-up, Hasenhuttl saw fit to experiment with several unorthodox options on the left-hand side of the defence. 

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Kevin Danso, Cedric Soares and Moussa Djenepo have all been tried at left-back, with the manager yet to be convinced by academy star Jake Vokins. 

Following the decision to sell Matt Targett in the summer, Southampton are without an established competitor for Bertrand’s place in the team. 

So, would it be too great a surprise to see Saints pursue a left-back in the January transfer window? We think not, and as such, we’ve picked out eight players who should be of interest to Hasenhuttl ahead of the New Year.