Martin has plenty of attacking options to choose from and Adams has been starting more recently than he has done at other points of the season, but he’s not irreplaceable by any stretch of the imagination.

Southampton’s squad has been getting noticeably younger with their recruitment over the last few years too, so coupling that with Adams’ seemingly obvious desire to test the waters this summer, the Saints should just let his contract expire this summer and say thank you for what he has done in five years.