Confirmed: Southampton line-up to play Valencia

St Marys Southampton

Here is how Southampton will line up for their pre-season friendly against Valencia:

Southampton starting XI: Gazzaniga, McCarthy, Fonte, Stephens, Martina, Wanyama, Reed, Isgrove, Juanmi, Mane, Pelle

Just under two weeks since Southampton’s players returned for first-team training they take part in their second pre-season game of the summer.

First up for Ronald Koeman’s side was German second division club RasenBallsport and now the Saints take part in the Audi Quattro Cup.

The four-team tournament also includes Red Bull Salzburg, Werder Bremen and today’s first opponents Valencia.

All the games last 45 minutes only, meaning Southampton will also take on Red Bull on the same day before the final and the third-place play-off which kick off this evening.

It is an interesting tournament-style that will see Koeman given the chance to play a number of his Southampton players throughout the day.

The Saints have impressed with their transfer business to date, bringing in Cedric Soares, Cuco Martina, Juanmi and Maartin Stekelenburg and more are likely to follow before the transfer window closes later this summer.

The big question for Southampton fans however is: Will anyone else be leaving?

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