Southampton boss Pochettino unveils transfer shopping list: Victor Wanyama, Leandro Damiao and Ever Banega
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has gone public with his summer transfer window shopping list.
He identified Celtic’s Victor Wanyama, Valencia’s Ever Banega and Internacional’s Brazil star Leandro Damiao as transfer targets, while also confirming that he only wants to bring in two or three players. Saints fans can safely assume that the trio named by Pochettino are the extent of his transfer ambitions for the summer.
He said: “We manage a lot of information about very good players. One of them is Damiao, also Banega and also Wanyama.
“We are managing the situation as well as we can at the moment.
“The main thing is that we as a club, Southampton, are managing when these negotiations happen so that is what is happening.
“We are managing when these players are going to be signed and how we sign them.
“Our goals are very clear. I am also not trapped by the fact that I said I wanted to have our transfer window closed by July 1.
“We are not interested in 15 or 20 players. We are interested in maybe two or three key players.
“At the same time, I also want to say our squad at the moment is really good and it is not like we are trapped in the sense that we need these players to be a better squad.
“Our squad as it is really good already, but we just want to bring in two or three players that reinforce key areas in the squad to become an even better team.”
The Wanyama deal appeared to be dead, but Pochettino said the move “could happen”.