Southampton fans react on Twitter to James Ward-Prowse's contract extension

Southampton's James Ward-Prowse has signed a new deal for the club today.

Southampton fans are delighted that James Ward-Prowse has committed his long-term future to the club. 

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder put pen to paper on a new five-and-a-half year deal at St. Mary's earlier this morning and Southampton fans believe it is an indication of the progress they are making as a club. 

The Saints have had to put up with losing some of their prized prospects early in their careers - with Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers all leaving as teenagers in recent times. However, their ability to keep Ward-Prowse for the long-term is evidence of how attractive playing for the Saints has become.

Southampton are the envy of England with their sustainable structure being one that many sides try to emulate across the leagues and they are now one of the best teams in the country.

As such, there is hardly a better place for Ward-Prowse to develop and the club's supporters are certainly excited about his future. 

The England youth international already plays a prominent role in the side and Ronald Koeman is likely to start building the team around Ward-Prowse's talents now he has committed his future. 

The reassurance that he is staying for the long-term is something that Southampton supporters have been wanting for a long-time and they have reacted very positively on social media site Twitter today. 

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