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SportValery form earns defender new Southampton deal

21:15  14 march  2019
21:15  14 march  2019 Source:   goal.com

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

Southampton have rewarded Yan Valery for a breakthrough Premier League season by giving the defender a new four-year contract. Valery scored his first Premier League goal with a stunning strike in a 3-2 loss at Manchester United this month and followed up with another goal in Southampton 's next

Southampton have rewarded Yan Valery for a breakthrough Premier League season by giving the defender a new four-year contract. Valery scored his first Premier League goal with a stunning strike in a 3-2 loss at Manchester United this month and followed up with another goal in Southampton 's next

Valery form earns defender new Southampton deal © Getty Images Southampton defender Yan Valery

Southampton have rewarded Yan Valery for a breakthrough Premier League season by giving the defender a new four-year contract.

Valery scored his first Premier League goal with a stunning strike in a 3-2 loss at Manchester United this month and followed up with another goal in Southampton's next game, a 2-1 comeback win at home to Tottenham.

The 20-year-old has become Southampton's first choice right-back under Ralph Hasenhuttl, who is thrilled to tie the academy graduate down to fresh terms.

"Yan's development has been fantastic in the last few months," said Hasenhuttl. "I think he is a player who embodies precisely the philosophy of Southampton, as he is young and forward-thinking.

Southampton tasked with convincing transfer target of Premier League switch

Southampton tasked with convincing transfer target of Premier League switch Southampton may have a job on their hands to convince Nantes defender Ennock Kwateng to move to England instead of Germany. A 20 Minutes report (translated by Sport Witness) has suggested that the full-back is flirting with the idea of a move to the Bundesliga, but the Saints could swoop to try and bring him to these shores instead. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side were linked with a move for the right-back last month, whose contract at Nantes is set to expire at the end of the current season. With no indication that deal will be extended, Southampton have been named as one team eager to act on the disharmony in Ligue 1 and profit from the fallout.

Valery signs new Saints contract. Young defender pens fresh deal at St Mary's that runs until 2023. Much like Southampton , Rennes, as they are widely known, have a reputation for producing notable young players, with the likes of World Cup winner Ousmane Dembélé, as well as Sylvain Wiltord and

Read the latest Southampton Defenders headlines, on NewsNow: the one-stop shop Southampton defender 'still a no' as Ralph Hasenhuttl confirms injury news for Everton clash HampshireLive14:31 23-Oct-20. Valery forced off with injury in defeat for Saints' B team Daily Echo19:54 19-Oct-20.

"He has been given trust by us, and in return he has shown exactly what we want to see, which is a brave player who believes in himself and is willing to work on his deficits to get better.

"Already you can see Yan has improved defensively, and his goals against teams like Manchester United and Tottenham are big signs of how much his confidence has been growing.

"Players like Yan are the future of Southampton Football Club, not just the present, so I am very pleased for him and for us that he has signed this new contract."

Southampton, 16th in the Premier League after beating Spurs, return to action on March 30 with a trip to Brighton and Hove Albion.

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Southampton will be looking to move further clear of the bottom three when they travel to relegation rivals Brighton on Saturday. It has been nearly three weeks since the Saints were last in action with that impressive 2-1 win over Tottenham at St Mary’s. That result left Southampton in 16th in the Premier League, two points above the drop zone and three points below Saturday’s opponents who are only one place above in 15th. Brighton come off

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