With the summer transfer window slamming shut yesterday and Southampton getting a late deal over the line for Kevin Danso, thoughts now turn to potential departures – either as mutual terminations or moves abroad with the European window remaining open until the end of the month.
There are a number of players that fall into that category but the main two for most fans I would imagine would be Guido Carrillo and Mario Lemina as their time at the club is definitely up, albeit for different reasons.
With manager Ralph Hasenhuttl now completing his incoming business, he spoke to the Daily Echo recently, and he was still very hopeful that we would have some outgoing business before the end of the month.
“Like the other players that haven’t been in the squad so far, it’s possible that there is an option for him (Lemina). For players leaving the club it wasn’t the last day because the transfer window stays open and only closes in England. Maybe later there is an option, so it wasn’t the last day to leave us.”
We all knew Hasenhuttl wanted to trim the group and moving Charlie Austin onto West Bromwich Albion will definitely have helped, and whilst we can probably hope for a permanent move back to Europe for Lemina (although he did seem to want to stay in the Premier League), Carrillo will undoubtedly be a loan again.
But it’s a better outcome than sitting in the Under 23s.