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Southampton spending spree sends out a message

Southampton have spent nearly £40m on players in this transfer window, becoming the league's fifth biggest spenders.

There was no activity on deadline day itself but their fans can be quite confident that they have strengthened significantly since the end of last season, adding the likes of Victor Wanyama, Pablo Osvaldo and Dejan Lovren.

Add these type of players to those already in the squad and you have a very competitive Premier League team.

Saints fans would have gone in to last season realizing they would be in a relegation dogfight but this season they will be able to dream of climbing up the Premier League standings.

Under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino they have bought good players early in the transfer window allowing them time to settle in to the club and in some cases a new country.

They have been the fifth biggest spenders in the Premier League, which is quite a statement of intent by the owners and the manager.

Southampton is quite an amazing project when you think that only a few years ago they were struggling at the bottom of League 1 and now they are completing record deals for players from Roma and Celtic.

They can be very pleased with their recruitment this summer and I expect Pablo Osvaldo to create a good partnership with Rickie Lambert and the creative players that surround him like Adam Lallana and Gaston Ramirez.

After this window, fans can be confident of exciting times down on the South Coast.

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