Southampton have announced the signing of midfielder 23-year-old midfielder Mario Lemina from Juventus on a five-year contract.
Les Reed (Saints' Vice Chairman) said: “Mario is an outstanding talent who has already achieved a great deal in his career, winning a number of titles and gaining experience of playing on some of the biggest stages in world football.
“Investing in a player of Mario’s quality and buying from a club like Juventus is a significant statement of intent from the club, and this is a purchase that has set another club-record fee.
“Mario still has his best years ahead of him, and we believe that he will not only be an excellent acquisition for us in the immediate future, but that he will also be able to realise even more of his potential here in the years to come.
“In a volatile market with some extraordinary and inexplicable transfers taking place, we are determined to go about our work in a diligent and correct way. This is a player who has won trophies and play…
Maya Yoshida has signed a new three-year contract with Southampton.
The defender has played 138 games for Saints over five seasons since he arrived at the club in 2012.
Vice Chairman (Football) Les Reed said: “We are extremely pleased to have reached a new agreement with Maya, who is a vital part of our squad, not only on the pitch, but off it.
“Maya is a player who has taken great strides in his game during his time with us, and his influence was felt particularly last season, as he formed outstanding partnerships with both Virgil van Dijk and Jack Stephens, helping the team reach the EFL Cup final.
“Maya is an excellent example for any young professional to follow and it was important to ensure that we extended our commitment with him.
“We are excited about the depth we now possess at the centre-back position for the years ahead, with Maya’s new deal strengthening our excellent group even further for the coming seasons.”
Maya Yoshida commented: "There was no reason to leave th…
Southampton had to settle for a goalless draw at Huddersfield but maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League.
Mauricio Pellegrino's post-match reaction:
"It was a really tough game from the beginning and I think we were fighting, we were there.
"We had some problems on second balls and in some deliveries, but I think little by little we were getting better, especially when we controlled the ball.
"At the beginning we had a couple of situations and, at the end, we were much better – we had three or four opportunities to score and to win the game – but typical British football, it was really tough.
"Huddersfield are now with a really high mentality. We were fighting until the end. The character of the team was good and we've got another point, another clean sheet, but we have to keep going. To win games, you have to do something more – a little bit more."
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