Southampton transfer news: Completed summer deals, including Shane Long, Fraser Forster and Graziano Pelle

A look at the players who have arrived at St Mary's this summer and those who have departed

Southampton impressed last season with their free-flowing, attacking football taking them to an eighth placed finish.

The Saints have been victims of their own success though and have lost several of their best players from last year. They will need to rebuild and regroup quickly or they could be in trouble in the season ahead.

COMPLETED TRANSFERS

Dusan Tadic - £10.3m from Twente

In Southampton's rebulding job, they have signed attacking midfielder Tadic. The 25-year-old scored 16 goals in 33 league games last season for Twente, as the Dutch side finished third behind Ajax and Feyenoord.

Graziano Pelle - £8m from Feyenoord

The 28-year-old striker has been reunited with manager Ronald Koeman. The Italian played under Koeman at Feyenoord and now the two will try to help the Saints build on their success of last season. He netted 23 times in the Eredivisie last term.

Ryan Bertrand - Season-long loan from Chelsea

The left-back joined from Chelsea on a season-long loan. It is the seventh different loan spell of his career.

Fraser Forster - £10m from Celtic

Having impressed north of the border for some time, Forster finally returned to the Premier League. The former Newcastle player was a part of the England squad that went to the World Cup.

Florin Gardos - £6m from FC Steaua Bucuresti

Gardos arrived on a four-year deal with the centre-back lined up as the replacement for Dejan Lovren. The Romania international arrived with 12 caps for his country.

Shane Long - £12m from Hull City

Having only switched to Hull in January for around £7m, the Tigers were unable to resist a quick £5m profit. During his time at the KC Stadium the Republic of Ireland international managed just four goals. Long signed a four-year deal.

Saphir Taider - Loan from Inter Milan

Taider arrived from Inter Milan as part of the deal that saw Dani Osvaldo go the other way. The 22-year-old midfielder made 25 Serie A appearances last term and went to the World Cup with Algeria.

EXITS

Luke Shaw - £31.5m to Manchester United

Rickie Lambert - £4m to Liverpool

Adam Lallana - £23m to Liverpool

Lee Barnard - Free to Southend

Danny Fox - Free to Nottingham Forest

Andy Robinson - Free to Bolton

Tom Leggett, Isaac Nehemie - Undisclosed to Aston Villa

Guly de Prado, Jonathan Forte - Released

Calum Chambers - £16m to Arsenal

Dejan Lovren - £20m to Liverpool

Lloyd Isgrove - Loan to Peterborough United

Dani Osvaldo - Loan to Inter Milan

Andy Robinson - Loan to Bolton

Billy Sharp - Loan to Leeds United

Jack Stephens - Loan to Swindon Town

Suggested Topics
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment
Books should be for everyone, says Els, 8. Publisher Scholastic now agrees
booksAn eight-year-old saw a pirate book was ‘for boys’ and took on the publishers
Life and Style
Mary Beard received abuse after speaking positively on 'Question Time' about immigrant workers: 'When people say ridiculous, untrue and hurtful things, then I think you should call them out'
tech
Life and Style
Most mail-order brides are thought to come from Thailand, the Philippines and Romania
life
News
i100
Life and Style
tech
Voices
Margaret Thatcher, with her director of publicity Sir Gordon Reece, who helped her and the Tory Party to victory in 1979
voicesThe subject is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for former PR man DJ Taylor
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions