Southampton 'open to selling' £190k-a-week trio at St Mary's

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Southampton are open to selling Theo Walcott, Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond this summer, according to The Sun journalist Tom Barclay.

Saints’ transfer window is beginning to take shape following the recent arrivals of Gavin Bazunu and Armel Bella-Kotchap, although Barclay reckons they’re prepared to listen to offers for the £190,000 per-week trio.

What’s the latest news involving Walcott, Redmond and Djenepo?

According to The Sun, Walcott, who hardly had a look in during the second half of last season, is keen on ending his second spell with Southampton and moving to the MLS.

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Walcott started just five Premier League games last season and has less than 12 months left on the two-year contract he penned last summer.

Redmond and Djenepo are also set to become free agents at the end of next season. The former was a regular under Hasenhuttl last term, starting 20 Premier League games, although the Malian was picked from the off just five times, and much like Walcott, he was often overlooked.

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With the current window representing the final chance Southampton have of receiving an adequate fee for their services, Barclay reckons the St Mary’s club would be willing to lose the trio.

What did Barclay say about Walcott, Redmond and Djenepo?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “They’re open to selling the likes of Nathan Redmond, Moussa Djenepo and Theo Walcott, so if they do get rid of any or all of those three guys maybe [they might look at] a wide player too.”

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Should Southampton opt to keep any of them?

Redmond was the most used of the three, playing more than 2000 minutes in league and cup. But his attacking output was a disappointing three goals and six assists, with only one of his strikes coming in the top-flight, meaning it might be the right time to move him on.

But Hasenhuttl appears to have made his mind up in regard to both Djenepo and Walcott. The duo hardly featured in the second half of the campaign and were regularly not even picked to be on the bench.

Therefore, despite nine substitutes being allowed in the Premier League next season, if Southampton receive a suitable fee for either, then moving them on might be the best outcome for both.

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