Krueger insists Southampton won't panic buy

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says they won't panic buy to cover the raft of departures suffered this summer.

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says they won't panic buy to cover the raft of departures suffered this summer.

New manager Ronald Koeman has already started the rebuilding job by bringing in Eredivisie pair Dusan Tadic and Graziano Pelle but the Dutchman will be keen to add several other players to his squad before the Barclays Premier League campaign begins at Liverpool.

Although Krueger knows adding more talent to the squad a must, he refused to put a time-frame on any new arrivals.

"We are excited to continue in the rebuilding process in the next few weeks," said Krueger.

"We will have players coming in, we will make transfers to strengthen the squad. I can understand some frustration but we needed to stay silent to do the best deals for the club.

"Ronald Koeman has done an outstanding job so far. We are extremely pleased with the work going on at St Mary's and we know we are going in the right way but we also know that we need more players and that we need more depth.

"It is not about getting them in today or tomorrow, it is about getting the right players in on the right deal that fits the way Ronald wants to play. We want to give him the players that are necessary - of course we would like to see them in sooner rather than later but we will make the deals when the time is right for the club.

"It is come to September that is judgement day and I think people need to realise we are in a process right now. The match is far from over and on September 1 let's have a conversation."

 
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