Some Southampton fans have been discussing the transfer news involving their players Oriol Romeu and Sofiane Boufal.
A Spanish outlet called Faro de Vigo has reported recently that Celta are eyeing moves for both Boufal and Romeu. The club is looking to add depth and quality in midfield and in wide areas, making them possibly testing the waters for the two Southampton players this very month.
Who should leave: Boufal or Romeu?
Boufal isn't good enough
Get some money off Romeu
A Saints-related Twitter handle called SouthamptonPage relayed this news and it got many fans talking. They were left to discuss the news and give their opinions about it.
Not having that!
— Caroline Emerson (@SoftSallySaint) January 16, 2020
Wouldn’t let go ever
— Will Long (@WillLon21092247) January 16, 2020
Not for sale
— sammyLTWalls2020 (@dedicatedfan_04) January 16, 2020
Neither should be leaving this window. We need as many players as possible to get us over the line IMO.
— Dan Hargraves (@danhargraves_) January 16, 2020
Romeu is crucial, just because he doesn’t play first team football doesn’t mean that he’s expendable. When we are on the front foot in a game we bring him on to solidify our lead
— #ingsforballondor (@OliWren_) January 16, 2020
However, there are a few fans that think Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side can do without the pair and should look to cash in on them whilst there is some alleged interest.
sell both and bring in a player that’s an improvement on what we have.
— ?? (@djenepomagic) January 16, 2020
Would be sad to see them leave but we are proving we can win games without them. Take the money and invest in other players that will suit our system
— Ryan Lionel Bentley (@RyanLBentley) January 17, 2020
Boufal is a former Celta player himself. He was on loan at the club last season, having made 35 appearances in all competitions for the club. He racked up a tally of three goals and a total of four assists too.
As for Romeu, he has been a regular in defensive midfield this season, albeit from the bench more recently. He has made 22 appearances in all competitions.
What do we think?
With half of the season to go, Southampton are aiming for a mid-table finish. They can’t afford to lose any players in the middle of the season, let alone Boufal and Romeu. It should be very much out of the question, as the fans above make crystal clear.