Southampton confirm signing of exciting young forward on five-year deal

first_imgSouthampton have confirmed the signing of FC Basel winger Mohamed Elyounoussi.The versatile attacker completed his move to St Mary’s on Friday after agreeing a five-year contract, with the deal worth a reported £16million. Our second summer signing…@moielyo is a Saint! 😇 #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/6KSLgytd15— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) June 29, 2018He told the club’s official website: “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.” targets Latest Transfer Rumours 2 The deal comes just two days after Serbia winger Dusan Tadic left the South coast to join Eredivisie side Ajax.And the 23-year-old admitted he feels his values and philosophy will match with the club.“I’m really happy to be here and I am really excited to get started,” he said. Elyounoussi in action for Basel last season IN DEMAND The 23-year-old scored against Manchester City in the Champions League in March Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST The Moroccan-born Norway international helped the Swiss side to a domestic league and cup double in 2016/17.And after scoring 23 goals and recording 30 assists across the past two seasons, Saints boss Mark Hughes was delighted to add the forward to his squad. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2center_img LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED “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 develop myself.“It’s a family club that is known for bringing in players, developing them and for younger players to get better.“I’m a hard worker on the pitch and I like to create chances, either for me or to play others through. That’s where I’m at my best, when I can use my creativity, so I think the philosophy of the club will suit me very well.” targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img

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