The Names of the four Southampton FC players that are expected to depart in January.

FLW examines a few Saints players who might be moving at the beginning of 2024.

Following their relegation from the Premier League, Southampton spent the summer making some financial adjustments in preparation for their promotion back to the Championship.

James Ward-Prowse, Romeo Lavia, and Valentino Livramento were all sold for large sums of money, giving the Saints more financial security and allowing them to use some of that money to bolster Russell Martin’s team.

Despite the large number of players who left St. Mary’s Stadium during the summer transfer window, let’s take a look at four current Saints players who might be moving when 2024 officially begins.

Although there was a lot of rumor that Adams would leave or stay in the summer, the Scotland striker stayed with the team in the end.

The 27-year-old’s new three-year contract is on the table, but it hasn’t been signed as of yet, and Adams hasn’t indicated that he plans to continue at Southampton after the season ends, when his current contract expires.

Because Ross Stewart is now through the door and virtually ready to play, the club administration may opt to listen to bids for Adams in January if Premier League clubs are still snooping around.

Aribo struggled to make an impression in the second part of the previous season after joining Southampton for an initial £6 million because he was frequently benched and occasionally left out of the matchday squads.

The 27-year-old’s luck hasn’t improved under Martin either; in Southampton’s nine league games so far in the 2023–24 season, he has only started once.

When it comes to midfield choices, Aribo seems to be a bit of an afterthought, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him look into other possibilities in January.

Late in the transfer windows teenage French striker came very close to joining Werder Bremen of the Bundesliga, but the Saints backed out of any potential deals and decided to keep him in the first-team squad.

Martin hasn’t used the 21-year-old much this season, though, and when the aforementioned Stewart is well and available, Mara will probably fall even farther down the pecking order.

Perhaps the Saints should permit Mara to leave on loan for a few months in January so that he can receive consistent playing time.

Larios has struggled with injuries ever since leaving Man City to join the Spanish left-back last season.

Larios won’t be able to play until at least December since he just experienced a setback in his hamstring injury recovery.

It might be preferable for the 19-year-old to go out on loan for the second half of the season rather than playing under-21 football since by that stage, he will need to sharpen up and get some playing time someplace.



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