Southampton talent Ryan Seager Tweets delight at new long-term deal

Big things are expected of the 19-year-old at St Marys after he extended his deal until 2018.

Southampton have earned themselves a great reputation in recent years for their youth development. The likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Calum Chambers have all recently made it big after graduating from the Southampton academy.

At the moment the likes of James Ward-Prowse and Harrison Reed are having their breakthrough seasons.

Now it is forward Ryan Seager who is starting to get tongues flapping.

He was awarded the first ever Barclays Under-21 Premier League player of the month for February for his recent performances for Southampton’s second string.

The 19-year-old then signed a new long-term deal with the club this week, as confirmed by the club website earlier today. He extended his deal until the summer of 2018, so Southampton obviously have high hopes he will soon be knocking on the first-team door.

In fact, he already has. He has featured against Crystal Palace and Swansea for the first-team already this season.

Now the player himself has expressed his delight at signing a new deal, posting this Tweet:

Time will now tell if Seager can make it to the Southampton first-team and follow in the footsteps of these illustrious names.

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