With Southampton heading into the October international break on the back of another defeat with three goals conceded to Chelsea in our last match, you didn’t need to be much of a genius to realise the lull in real football would see a return to more bizarre transfer speculation as the media fill their pages.
One such link at the weekend caught my attention but I’m only just getting to it now and it concerns Chelsea’s Gary Cahill – convenient timing that.
With the press already linking him to Aston Villa and a host of other clubs, it seems it’s now time to rebrand that particular story and the Mirror were more than willing to make us the latest name given his hints that he could leave in January with his contract up next summer.
There’s nothing of note in the claims, it’s a re-run I’ve seen already given his massive fall from grace at Stamford Bridge under Maurizio Sarri but Southampton become an obvious go-to owing to the fact we’ve conceded 11 goals in our last six games across all competitions and a leaky defence isn’t good when you have a misfiring attack.
It has however provided a number of Saints fans with some food for thought.
lol it won’t go away will it, we ain’t scored a goal for weeks and you want a centre half, cahill won’t keep us up, and why would he want ton come to a relegation battle? Rather have moses if we are doing the pie in the sky stuff.
— Hurstyboy (@Sparksinfo) October 7, 2018
Would be a huge signing, but doubt it will happen.
— It's Ollie (@OllieRicardo) October 6, 2018
Wot we need ! Put him with Stephens !!!!!
— steve brisdion (@briso234) October 6, 2018
As much as I would love it to happen it won't. There is no way we can afford his wages. The costly mistakes in the transfer market is now taking it's toll.
— Oli Davis (@LondonSaint) October 6, 2018
Exactly what we need. Should have gone for Jonny Evans in summer.. experience and leadership at the back.
— SaintsFC76 (@SaintsFC761) October 6, 2018
I’d take Gary Cahill at saints any day. He’d walk into our side #saintsfc
— Jordan Stevens (@JordanStevens92) October 6, 2018
— J.SFC (@JW_SFC) October 6, 2018
I can certainly see the appeal and the 32-year-old would certainly be an added voice of experience in the dressing room given his England days as well and that could be of additional benefit despite his increasing years.
Like most of the fans above though, I just can’t see this happening as by January he’ll have been linked with as much conviction, if not more, to every side other than Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League as well as half the clubs in the Championship.