Hasenhuttl maintains the club will not have to sell before they buy, unless looking to offload fringe players. Yet given the current climate, the Saints understand they will have to perhaps look to unearth a few gems from less traditional avenues.
“Because of Brexit, some other markets have been opened now for us more than when we were part of the EU, so this is definitely changing a little bit," the Austrian said.
“The problem is that you have to also focus with your scouting on these markets, especially South America, for example, and we haven't so far.
“But also it is in general not easy to bring a player in the Premier League. On the one side, everybody thinks we have this huge money because we are Premier League club, and so you pay more for players than other teams around the world.
“Then on the other side, when you want to make a cheap transfer, then he is not good enough because you don't get a work permit."