Southampton ended the summer transfer window successfully by securing the loan signing of Theo Walcott from Everton.
The Saints academy graduate re-joined on a temporary deal until the end of the 2020/21 season and added to the permanent additions of Mohammed Salisu, Kyle Walker-Peters and Ibrahima Diallo.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad now has a good look to it and Saints have a good chance to enjoy a successful year under the Austrian’s leadership.
Reports during and after the window have claimed that a number of players were targeted behind the scenes by the club though and things could have looked very different now if moves had come off.
Here is a look at three players who were secretly looked at by Saints during the window: