GUARDIAN – Rickie Lambert transfer could be first of mass exodus from Southampton

Mauricio Pochettino interested in several former employees Adam Lallana and Jay Rodgriguez subject to much interestRickie Lamberts impending 4.5m transfer to Liverpool and Manchester Uniteds race to sign Luke Shaw before the World Cup could be the start of a mass exodus from Southampton, with the managerless south-coast club in a state of flux that threatens to impact prospects of starting next season with a strong squad.After Mauricio Pochettino left Saints on Tuesday to become the Tottenham Hotspur manager, the club continue to search for his replacement. Les Reed, the director of football, is having to deal with the sale of Lambert and the pursuit of Shaw by United, and several others, while also determining the futures of a number of players including Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Dejan Lovren. Continue reading…