Southampton have struggled to gain any form and momentum throughout this current season
in the Premier League, in what has been the maiden campaign under newest
manager Mauricio Pellegrino.
The south coast club had high hopes going into the 2017/18 term under the guidance of their
latest Argentine boss, who replaced former French coach Claude Puel last summer at St
But proceedings haven't gone according to plan at all and the Saints find themselves
stuttering dangerously close to the relegation zone at this crucial stage of the top-flight
season, with immense pressure piling on Pellegrino himself.
It's clear that Southampton are in need of a massive boost in personnel during the January
transfer window, in order to ease their fears of a daunting drop down divisions to The
Championship next season.
Despite their unpromising position in the top tier standings after the turn of the New Year,
they are still seen as 11/2 outsiders to face a damaging relegation come next May. The
a resurgent Crystal Palace previously, as they were narrowly toppled 2-1 on home soil.
To avoid any such nightmare becoming a reality this year, the Saints will need to invest in the
January transfer market to enhance their squad for the remainder of the present campaign.