Nathaniel Clyne has signed for the South Coast’s Southampton on a four year deal and with Clyne rumoured to have been trailed by a host of other Premiership clubs this is looks to be a great piece of business by the club.
Southampton look to have made yet another good signing, following the purchase of Steven Davis and Jay Rodriguez. Clyne has come through the ranks at Crystal Palace and has been capped at U19 & U21 for England and looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
During his time at Palace he won numerous personal accolades and last season was included in PFA 2011-2012 Championship Team of the Year which included new signing Jay Rodriguez as well as Southampton’s Kelvin Davis, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert.
At 21 Clyne has already made over 130 appearances for the club, which is no easy feet. Palace, like Southampton, have a good youth set up and have developed many top quality players, so it must be nice for Southampton to be in a position to buy rather than to sell quality youth products from other clubs.
With the training and experience he has recieved at Palace along with the Premiership experience and coaching he is going to get at the Saints this looks like a win/win for both player and the club and it wouldn’t surprise me if in the future if Clyne gets a call up and is a regular in the England set up.
Southampton have made some very astute signings already this transfer window and look to be in good shape for the coming Premiership season.
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