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Mick Channon furious over Southampton star exodus

Southampton legend Mick Channon has blasted the club's exodus of stars this summer.

Speaking to The Sun, Southampton's all-time record goalscorer Channon is upset a side with so much promise has been broken up leaving the club with an uncertain future.

He said: "I don't know when this is all going to finally stop. It's sad to see a side which was only going to get better being broken up like this.

"The players have chosen to leave and I don't blame the club. Their hands are tied and the Bosman ruling means they have to cash in.

"I realise times change but it was different in my era. I just wanted to play as many big games as I could. Now the power has shifted from the club to the player as they will sit on their backsides at a big club for 20 games a season.

"But they don't really care. There is a big pay packet on offer at a big club. Everyone knows there is no loyalty anymore in football."

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