Jordy Clasie makes injury comeback for Southampton in behind-closed-doors friendly v Ajax

Jordy Clasie

The midfielder has only played once since signing for Southampton in the summer.

Southampton snapped up plenty of exciting talents this summer, with the one name that had most purring being Jordy Clasie. The playmaker was snapped up from Feyenoord where he had been dubbed the 'Dutch Xavi' because of his playing style. In the past he had been linked to several big clubs across Europe but in the end it was Southampton who won the race for his coveted signature.

Unfortunately Southampton have not got to see much return on a fee reported to be in the region of £8 million, according to the BBC.

The Dutch international has played just once for the club, in a 3-0 win against Vitesse Arnhem in the UEFA Europa League qualifying. He picked up a hamstring injury in that game and has not featured since. Now he has made his comeback to action with an appearance against Ajax in a behind-closed-doors friendly today.

With several members of both teams away on international duty the opportunity to get some football under the belts of the players who stayed behind was taken.

Clasie played for an hour and came through the fixture seemingly unscathed, with the hope now that he will be back for the next Premier League fixture.

Southampton won the friendly 2-1, thanks to goals from youngster Ryan Seager and fellow new signing Juanmi.

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