Ings signs for Saints

Southampton have signed 26-year-old striker Danny Ings initially on a season-long loan from Liverpool ahead of a permanent move next summer.

😇✍️#SaintsFC is delighted to announce it has signed striker @IngsDanny on a season-long loan, ahead of a permanent move next summer: — Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 9, 2018
Saints boss Mark Hughes said: “There was significant competition for Danny, with a lot of clubs keen to complete a deal for him, so we’re clearly delighted that he chose to join us. 
“We have admired him for some time now, not only for his ability, but also his character and personality, which we feel will be an ideal fit in our dressing room. 
“He’s obviously a local boy, who gives us another excellent option up front. 
“He didn’t get to play as much as he would have liked at Liverpool, but he has been injury-free for some time now and has a real point to prove. 
“It’s a great boost for us on the eve of the season to bring another quality pla…

Saints sign Vestergaard

Southampton have completed the signing of 25-year-old Denmark defender Jannik Vestergaard from Borussia Mönchengladbach on a four-year deal.

Vestergaard is the club's fourth signing of the summer after deals for Stuart Armstrong, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Angus Gunn have already been struck.

Mark Hughes said: “We have had to fight off a lot of competition to bring Jannik here, and we are delighted he has chosen Southampton as the right place to take the next step in his career.
“Although we were aware of the level of interest in Jannik, he made it clear very quickly that the quality of the club and the ambitions we have here meant this was his number-one option.

“He represents another excellent addition to our squad this summer and brings with him an extensive amount of experience for his age. That means he can not only help us in the present but that he has the potential to develop his game even more with us, which is what we want as a club and is clearly exciting for both parties.

Gunn signs for Saints

Southampton have announced the signing of highly-rated England Under-21 international goalkeeper Angus Gunn who joins from Manchester City.

Gunn, 22, has signed a five-year contract with Saints.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes said: “Angus is a player who clearly possesses a tremendous amount of potential, but his performances for Norwich and for the England Under-21 team also demonstrate the capabilities he already has right now.

“We believe he has all the credentials to become a full international goalkeeper for England in the future, and that’s exactly the sort of talent we want to have here at Southampton.

“He represents another excellent addition, and we are excited about what he brings to the squad and the further progression we feel he can make with us.

“There was a lot of interest from other teams in the Premier League, so for Angus to choose Southampton as the best option for him is another positive indication of the work the club is doing and what is being built here."

Southampton sign Elyounoussi

Southampton have completed the signing of Mohamed Elyounoussi from FC Basel.

The 23-year-old forward Norway international has signed a five-year deal with Saints.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes said: “Mohamed is clearly another very exciting addition to our attacking options.

“He has got an outstanding record of goals and assists in two different countries, and we have been extremely impressed by the intelligence he has shown in his play from a tactical point of view.

“He’s still at a young age as well, so we’re confident he can continue to improve and fulfil even more of his potential with us, and, following on from the arrival of Stuart Armstrong this week, we feel we have made real progress in adding a new dimension to our attack ahead of the season.”

Mohamed Elyounoussi said: “I’m really happy to be here and I am really excited to get started.

“The club has been following me for a long time, watching many games, so I feel really confident to come here and to get even better and d…

McCarthy signs new deal

Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has signed a new four-year contract after an impressive 2017/2018 season that saw the 28-year-old win the Fans’ and Players’ Player of the Season awards.

McCarthy said: “I’m massively pleased. I had one year left on my current deal and obviously I’m over the moon to sign a new four-year deal.

“I think the club is going in the right direction. We had a frustrating season last season but that’s in the past now and with the way we finished the season, we can take that into this one and hopefully finish a lot higher up the table.

“I had a frustrating start with my injury but to come into the team and see out the rest of the season and help the team was massive for me.

“You have to wait your time and then when I got my chance, I knew I had to perform week in, week out.

“I train hard every day so I knew I wasn’t being put in when I wasn’t ready. I look forward to more game time next season.”

Saints boss Mark Hughes commented:

“Alex played a key role for…

Armstrong signs for Saints

Southampton have completed the signing of 26-year-old midfielder Stuart Armstrong from Celtic on a four-year deal.

Upon signing the Scotland international, Saints boss Mark Hughes said: “Stuart is a player who we have admired for some time, and I am delighted we have been able to bring him here, especially given the competition we faced to sign him.
“We have strong players in the squad and it is important we build on that by adding different qualities. It is important we add a greater goal threat to the team as a whole, and to our midfield specifically, and Stuart’s record of scoring and creating makes him an extremely exciting addition in that area.

“He brings with him extensive experience of European football and has developed his game impressively over the past few seasons at a major club in Celtic, where there is a demand not only to perform but also to win. Stuart has done both during his time there.

“Our research tells us he is an excellent young man, intelligent, and a strong t…

Kit launch

Saints have revealed their new kits for the 2018/2019 season, which will once again be supplied by Under Armour.

Watch the videos below for the kit launch and behind the scenes footage from the photoshoot.