Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi is being targeted by a number of clubs for a move this summer, and I for one think he should go.
The German international struggled in his opening season with us, but no doubt holds ability, and despite expecting him to enjoy a better year with the club, I think we should cash-in.
Mustafi could no doubt play a role in our first-team, but if we seriously want to mount a serious title bid than we need to make actual improvements to our squad, and I mean more than just two players!
Sead Kolasinac looks a shrewd signing, and a bargain considering he was a free transfer, and Alexandre Lacazette also looks like he will be a great addition this season, but we should be improving at every opportunity despite any obstacles.
Latest reports claim that we are unwilling to battle with Chelsea and Liverpool for the signature of Virgil Van Dijk, which infuriates me. Personally he is the best defender in the division ahead of Laurent Koscielny and Toby Alderweireld, and knowing he is pushing for a move, means we simply have to make an effort!
The Dutch defender has come on leaps and bounds since joining the Saints from Celtic two seasons ago, and would improve any team in the world. He is also perfectly suited to playing in a back-three due to his ball-playing style and composure on the ball, and could be a huge stride in pushing for our first Premier League title in 13 years.
Is Van Dijk the best defender in England currently? Is it about time we started to match the ambition of our rivals in the transfer market? Would him joining Liverpool put a big dent in our top-four aspirations?