The Crazy Gang performed well above expectations to comfortably survive in the EFL Championship at the first time of asking. And we were slowly building an exciting young squad.
You may have heard the news that Southampton were recently the subject of a "tycoon takeover" from Serbian media mogul Dragan Solak. Having just completed our Spending Saudi Gold Football Manager Experiment following Newcastle's tycoon takeover, this presented the perfect opportunity to run another one.
English football has long-maligned players that ply their trade abroad. For whatever reason, we're more than happy for leading players from other countries to come to the Premier League, but if our players do the reverse then they're immediately treated with scepticism.