Redmond set to depart


Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has paid tribute to winger Nathan Redmond, who is set to leave Southampton after a six-year stay at St Mary's.

Although a move is yet to be officially finalised, Hasenhüttl confirmed the 28-year-old is set to join Turkish outfit Beşiktaş, praising Redmond's contribution during his time on the south coast.

"It is a good change for him," Hasenhüttl said. "It was, after six years, maybe time to get something new for him. We had a fantastic time together, three-and-a-half, nearly four years with a lot of very, very good moments, some also not so good ones, but I had a very good relationship with him to the end.

"He showed his professionalism in such moments and I’m really looking forward to seeing him scoring there and playing good games. For us, we all move forward, we all go through changes in life and it’s a big change for him, but I think he made a good choice."

Also commenting on availability ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Brentford, the Saints boss provided a fitness update on the rest of his squad.

"We had a few issues with some illness during the week with Moi [Elyounoussi] and Ibra [Diallo] out, but today they are back out on the pitch so the group is now completed with only Roméo [Lavia] and Tino [Livramento] out with injuries."