With the season winding down, and the only thing at stake for Southampton being whether or not the Saints can outlast Newcastle United for eighth place in the Premier League, it is a good time to ponder what areas of the squad could use some strengthening.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted last week, per The Daily Mail's Nick Purewal, that he didn't have much clue as to how much funding would be available for transfer spending over the summer.
"I don't know," Pochettino said. "I think the club will decide when they want to let me know that, but I don't know at this time."
We'll assess as we can at the end of the season, and we'll be able to see whether we want to finish, eighth, seventh, sixth, fifth or fourth. According to that, we'll be able to decide what goals we're imposing on ourselves, how that set-up is achieved and how we go about achieving those goals.
While the amount available may not be known, the areas that could use some fresh blood are not. Here are five areas Southampton can look to improve the squad for 2014-15.