What Southampton’s starting line up would look like if they kept their academy stars.
Southampton have been hitting the headlines lately as their current exodus threatens to decimate their season before it has even began.
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However, like West Ham ten years before them, this exodus has been going on for longer than people realise as the picture below shows the kind of squad they could have had they kept hold of the likes of Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott.
Sorry, Saints fans, this doesn’t make for happy viewing.
Goalkeeper: Artur Boruc
Unlike anyone else on this list, Artur Boruc is still with Southampton. The 34 year-old is one of the best goalkeepers to have played for the club, and performed admirably in last season’s 8th place finish.