Date: 27th January 2019 at 7:00pm
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With Southampton confirming on Saturday evening that European Championship winning fullback Cedric Soares’ time at St Mary’s Stadium was now up as he completes a loan move out to Italian side Inter Milan, reactions amongst the fanbase were a little mixed in some ways.

The 27-year-old has given us great service following his arrival from Sporting back in 2015 for a reported £4.7million and if the loan to buy deal is worth the reported £10million in total, it represents a decent mark up for the club given my assumption is we wanted him out following poorer form in recent seasons.

To save overly repeating the story, I’ll copy it in here for the details.

Southampton Could’ve Held Out For More In Some Ways As International Moves On

We undoubtedly could’ve received more than £10million in the current market, but it trims the group a little further for manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and gives him extra money to play with in the remainder of this month, or next summer when I would expect major changes as opposed to tweaks.

With Cedric’s performances being mixed in recent years, if the deal is completed over the summer he leaves with 115 starting appearances to his name, with a further four from the substitutes bench. In that time he contributed two goals.

 

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