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SportYan Valery pens new Saints deal

21:05  14 march  2019
21:05  14 march  2019 Source:

Yan Valery reveals early career guidance from Sadio Mane

Yan Valery reveals early career guidance from Sadio Mane Yan Valery has revealed he moved to England in 2015 because Southampton had the “best academy in the country” and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was the player to give him guidance in exchange for cleaning his boots. The 20-year-old has been considered as one of Southampton’s brightest youth prospects for years now and has finally integrated himself in with the first-team under Ralph Hasenhuttl this season. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Sam Cunningham on i news, Valery explained why he came to England and how Mane offered guidance to help him settle in during his St. Mary’s days.

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Southampton defender Yan Valery has signed a new contract with the club until 2023, it has been confirmed.

The Frenchman was handed his senior debut by Mark Hughes in the Saints’ Carabao Cup exit to Leicester City earlier on in the season.

However, under Ralph Hasenhuttl, he has cemented his place in the starting line-up, with the manager placing his faith in the academy graduate as Cedric Soares departed for Inter Milan on loan.

Yan Valery is Southampton's most exciting young player

Yan Valery is Southampton's most exciting young player Southampton took a big risk in January as they neglected to sign a new right-back following the loan exit of Cedric Soares, with Ralph Hasenhuttl placing his trust in academy graduate Yan Valery. When the Portuguese international completed his move to Inter Milan until the end of the season, Valery had played only 10 games of senior football after being thrown in at the deep end. Mark Hughes started the Frenchman in Southampton’s Carabao Cup

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Valery has scored two goals in his last two games, with the strikes coming away at Manchester United and at home in the recent 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

The youngster appears to be a key part of Southampton’s plans for the future, and the club have acted to tie down the former Rennes youngster for a further four years.

Valery form earns defender new Southampton deal.
Yan Valery has scored in consecutive Premier League appearances and Southampton have handed the 20-year-old defender a new contract.

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