Southampton News: Lyanco signing confirmed

Southampton have confirmed the signing of Lyanco on a four-year deal from Turin.

The 24-year-old, who began his profession at Botafogo earlier than coming to Sao Paulo, made 23 Serie A appearances final season, serving to Il Toro preserve his high standing for an additional season. The marketing campaign earlier than he performed 17 instances within the league, the place the Brazilian acquired a whole of 53 matches for the membership.

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The Brazilian revealed his pleasure over the transfer and stated in a membership announcement: “I am very happy to be here. It is a dream I have had since I started playing football as a child to play in the Premier League and for a team like a Southampton .

“It’s a dream not just for me but in addition for my complete household.” I grew up in Brazil and football is different there, when I went to Italy I learned that you have to focus more on tactics. My dream was to play in the Premier League and play strong football, and for me English football is perfect. “

Southampton had been in want of an additional midfielder after the latest departure of Jannik Vestergaard to Leicester City. Lyanco was linked with Watford earlier this summer season with the Hornets virtually finishing a deal. However, the Saints have now gained the race for the participant – which averaged over six interceptions per 90 minutes in Serie A final season.

Lycano shall be Ralph Hasenhuttl’s eighth signing of a busy summer season, with Adam Armstrong, Romain Perraud, Valentino Livramento, Dynel Simeu, Theo Walcott and Thierry Small all arriving earlier. Armando Borja additionally spends the season on mortgage at St Mary’s.

Many have tipped Southampton to go down this season, particularly after star man Danny Ings joined Aston Villa. However, they took a promising 1-1 draw towards Manchester United final trip.

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