Southampton verify the signing of Sekou Mara

Southampton have confirmed the signing of Bordeaux ahead Sekou Mara, who has signed a four-year contract.

The 19-year-old had a breakout season in Ligue 1 in 2021/22, scoring six objectives in 26 top-flight appearances. Saints shelled out €13 million to Bordeaux, who want money after relegation to Ligue 2.

An settlement between the 2 sides was introduced final week and Mara’s medical has been accomplished and the related paperwork accomplished.

Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl stated: “Sékou comes right here to attain objectives and has proven within the French league that he can do that, now he has to work exhausting and present he can do that within the Premier League.

“He’s a young guy who will need time to adapt to a new country and a new league, but we’re excited about his potential and what he can become in the future.”

Mara stated: “I’m really excited to sign for Southampton and be a Saint for the next few years. Southampton have given me a great opportunity to progress.

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“I’m a younger participant and I even have to work. I feel Southampton is the very best membership for me to develop myself and become top-of-the-line. I’m impatient to begin with this crew and rating objectives.”

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