Southampton more than held their own in their first season back in the Premier League. Expensive signings including Jay Rodriguez from Burnley and Gaston Ramirez from Bologna bolstered their firepower; and along with players such as Rickie Lambert and Morgan Schneiderlin the club finished a respectable 14th.
Under the leadership of Nicola Cortese and the management of Mauricio Pochettino - a replacement for NIgel Adkins in January this year - the Saints will have to spend to solidify their position in the top flight next season. Their current financial status looks good with debts of only £26m but another impressive season in terms of supporters through the turnstiles and performances on the pitch will see this figure decrease.
Below you'll see how debt levels have changed at the club over the years compared to league position & goals scored in addition to other key stats. There's also a social media data analysis of who is the most valued player to the fans, compared to the clubs player of the year.
A comparison of the club voted player of the year to what we have defined as the 'Most Valued Player' (MVP).