Southampton will be hoping for a summer of change in which they can add quality players and get rid of others who have no future at the club.
A strong start to 2020/21 showed that there is potential for success under Ralph Hasenhuttl, but injuries and a tight squad saw the Austrian unable to change much when it really mattered and Saints now find themselves in mid-table.
The Coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on finances for football clubs but Saints will durely have to undertake some significant transfer dealings to best prepare themselves for next season.
It will be interesting for supporters to see which players will return from loan to take up roles in the squad once again. Here we take a look at 11 who are out temporarily at other clubs and whether they have a future back at St Mary’s: