Report: Award-winning Southampton youngster to sign contract extension

Southampton are reportedly set to confirm the signing of Ryan Seager to a new four-year contract.

As per the Telegraph, the Saints have agreed a new four-year deal with Seager to fight off interest from the Premier League’s top clubs.

A highly-rated forward, Seager has netted 16 goals at Under-21 level this term, and has already won two senior appearances for the South Coast club, despite being just 19 years of age.

His current deal was set to expire at the end of this season, and Southampton’s record of producing youth talents has seen many of the Premier League’s biggest teams vying for his signature, as per the Telegraph report.

Seager’s performances in the Under-21 Premier League during the month of February saw the youngster named the inaugural winner of the Under-21 Player of the Month award, a new title given to the most promising players in the country. To win such an award for the first time suggests that the talent Seager possesses is clear for all to see.

The Saints academy is famed for the players they have produced in recent years. Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Adam Lallana have all come through the system, while Luke Shaw, James Ward-Prowse and Harrison Reed are all Premier League regulars despite their young age.

If Seager is to follow in their footsteps in the coming years, the Saints will be delighted that he has agreed a new four-year contract at St Mary’s Stadium.

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