Southampton FC Break Club Record for Transfer Signing

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It’s really been an eventful summer transfer window for Southampton Football Club. Three days ago, they announced a double signing- backup goalkeeper Stuart Taylor, and Portugese right-back Cédric. Here’s a link to more on those signings.

Today brings the unveiling of Lille attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal for a club-record transfer fee. Neither Southampton FC nor Lille disclosed the amount, but it’s reported to be at least £16 million.

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Southampton FC Announce Two Player Signings

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Southampton FC announced two individual player signings today. The first is backup goalkeeper Stuart Taylor, who penned a one-year deal. The second transaction is a much bigger deal. Portugese right-back Cédric, fresh off a Euro 2016 win, has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at St Mary’s until 2020.

Here are the Southampton FC statements on this deal:

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Man United starting XI Prediction vs Southampton

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It’s Man United Starting XI prediction time once again. United host Southampton for a rare Friday night Premier League fixture. It’s the first home match for new Manager Jose Mourinho and world class striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Lots of story lines to watch in this one. Here’s the link to video of Mourinho’s press conference today, which covered a few of them.

Mourinho said that Paul Pogba will see a few minutes in this one, but he won’t play 90 minutes.

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Jose Mourinho Dismisses Jose Fonte Transfer Rumors

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Earlier this week, some Jose Fonte to Manchester United transfer rumor stories started circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. United Manager Jose Mourinho gave his weekly press conference today ahead of tomorrow night’s clash versus Southampton. 

Fonte is the Southampton team captain, so naturally Mourinho received a reporter question about the Saints defender on Thursday.

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Jose Mourinho Confirms that Paul Pogba Will Play vs Southampton

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Update: Manager Jose Mourinho confirms that Paul Pogba will play “some minutes” tomorrow night.

“We played against Leicester [in the Community Shield] with players with less training than him and we saw that match [won 2-1] as a way to improve them and accelerate the process.”

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Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Jose Fonte, Simon Kjaer, Omer Toprak

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Another rough start to the season for Arsenal FC and their fans. Maybe some of the transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world will help take their minds off the 4-3 loss to Liverpool. Given Arsene Wenger’s recent track record, you know that not all of these transfers will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless.

It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from The Emirates. Especially during a summer in which they bought Granit Xhaka very early on, but have made only minor moves since then.

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Paul Pogba Makes Man United Our League Title Winner Pick

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Time to make our Premier League title and top four predictions, as the season kicks off in a day and change. Manchester City seemed to be the consensus favorite, with United receiving the second best title odds. Yes, even with the Paul Pogba addition, the bookmakers have kept #1 and #2 the same.

Well, for what it’s worth, we still believe that the Red Devils have the strongest side on paper. Yes, even after City added John Stones.

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Southampton FC Announce Addition of Two New Players

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Southampton FC have announced the arrival of two new players over the past 36-48 hours. The first was goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, who comes down to the south coast from London Premier League club Crystal Palace. The 26-year-old McCarthy signed a deal that will keep him at St. Mary’s for three seasons.

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Ex-Chelsea FC Man Ryan Bertrand Signs New Southampton Deal

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Southampton FC announced today the signing of Ryan Bertrand to a five year contract extension. Saints acquired him on loan from Chelsea in 2014 and then made the loan deal permanent. It’s been a very busy summer transfer window at St. Mary’s. Sadio Mane has moved on to Liverpool. Victor Wanyama has transferred to Tottenham Hotspur.

In addition to Ryan Bertrand, Southampton has also struck new deals with Virgil van Dijk, Fraser Forster, James Ward-Prowse and team captain Steven Davis. They’ve also added Nathan Redmond and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg to the roster.

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Southampton FC Release New Kits (Photos, Video)

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Time for another summer fashion show, and by that we mean another football short unveil. This time it’s Southampton FC’s turn.

Southampton FC and brand Under Armour have today revealed the first home and away match kits of their new seven-year partnership. Arriving today on England’s south coast, Saints super-fan Ed Powell oversaw delivery of the first kits to St Mary’s Stadium after winning a competition to learn more about the innovation behind each Under Armour-designed strip.

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Southampton Bring in Claude Puel as New Manager

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Southampton FC have found their new boss. Claude Puel will be the man to replace Ronald Koeman, who left to replace Roberto Martinez at Everton. Thus we take on another spin on the coaching carousel as the Saints found their new manager in Ligue 1. Claude Puel will begin his regime on July 1st when the team opens training camp.

The club made an official announcement Thursday, with a statement from Executive Director of Football Les Reed reading:

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Liverpool FC, Southampton Agree on £34m Sadio Mane Deal

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Sadio Mane is a hot topic in both the Liverpool FC and Southampton Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world right now. It appears his move from the south coast club to Anfield is imminent, with the two clubs reportedly agreeing on a fee of £34 million ($44.7m) – rising to £36 million ($47.3m).

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