The home nations only hope: Southampton

Southampton have sold a plethora of talent over the years, players who have come through the famed both academy, as well as those the Saints have picked up from other clubs for little money and sold on for big profit.

Could this ridiculously good Southampton sold XI could finish in the top four?

The majority of the players making the list are British which shows Southampton’s desire to improve the quality of players produced in the home nations. Every single English player that has made an appearance for Southampton since their return to the Premier League has gone on to represent England in some capacity; James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond are the latest to gain senior call-ups.

Interestingly, if this team had stayed together now it would have one of the highest volumes of homegrown players in the Premier League.

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The strength of the bench further emphasises the abundance of quality. Perhaps the likes of Sadio Mane and Jason Puncheon are unlucky to miss out but it would have been hard to leave out the quality of Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale on the wings.

How far could this side go? Unfortunately for Southampton fans this squad never got to play with each other. But with all the quality of this squad it would be criminal for them not to challenge the top four of even further with the sheer number of Premier League appearances and International caps between them.

Where would this Southampton side finish in the Premier League today? Let us know below.