A quiet deadline day for Saints, says Koeman

By SFC Media time Mon 01 Feb Men's First team

Ronald Koeman says it will be a very quiet deadline day for Southampton.

The Saints boss revealed on Monday morning that he was not expecting to do any business ahead of the transfer window closing at 11pm.

Charlie Austin, who scored on his debut in the win at Manchester United, was Saints’ only January business, and Koeman says he’s pleased with the work done during the window.

“We will do nothing, because we did our job with the signing of Charlie Austin,” Koeman told youtube.com/southamptonfc.

“I mentioned several times that nobody is for sale and we keep everybody in. That’s good news for us.

“There will be nothing happening, other than maybe one young player going out on loan.

“I don’t really like the January business because it’s in the middle of the season.

“Maybe if you are in trouble or if you get bad injuries to your players then you need to do something, but normally you have to do your business and it’s not about the last day.”

Koeman though is happy with the squad he has assembled ahead of the final 15 games of the season, and believes competition for places can help Saints enjoy a successful end to the campaign.

“We have a good squad and a lot of competition in our squad. That’s the reason sometimes we change position and we change players,” Koeman added.

“Everyone is training well and everyone deserves an opportunity. That’s football, the highest level we like to reach and we like to continue.

“We have had a good run in the last few weeks. It was a strange feeling not playing this weekend, but we play Arsenal on Tuesday and it’s a fantastic game.”

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