Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger gives his verdict on Koeman's summer transfer business

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger is excited by the club's summer signings.

As seen in the video above, Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says that the club's summer signings have real potential over the coming years.

The Saints brought in a host of new signings over the summer, with Maarten Stekelenburg, Harry Lewis, Cedric Soares, Cuco Martina, Steven Caulker, Virgil van Dijk, Jordy Clasie, Oriol Romeu and Juanmi all arriving at St. Mary's Stadium.

Manager Ronald Koeman had to try and rebuild once again having lost Nathaniel Clyne, Toby Alderweireld and Morgan Schneiderlin, and whilst it has been a mixed season for Southampton so far, there is certainly cause for optimisim.

Three wins, three draws and two defeats is little to write home about, but Southampton have a strong group of young talent at their disposal, with plenty of potential to improve in the coming years.

Now, chairman Ralph Krueger, who backed manager Koeman in the transfer market, says that he was happy with the summer transfer policy, and admitted that he is excited about the future of those arrivals due to their youth and potential.

"More than anything, we went quite young this summer, with 23.8 an average [age] of the nine new players," said Krueger. "Our overall 25-man roster has less than 25 years of life, so that has a lot of upside, a lot of future potential, and I find that we're in a good place, we have a good foundation if we can keep this group together, which is something we definitely want to do," he added.

With those new arrivals joining players like Ryan Bertrand, Victor Wanyama, Dusan Tadic and Sadio Mane, there is certainly plenty of talent and potential at Koeman's disposal - but keeping the squad together will be difficult if recent years are anything to go by.

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