Nathan Redmond shares his first thoughts upon hearing of Southampton interest

Nathan Redmond scores the first goal for Norwich

Southampton have signed Nathan Redmond from Norwich City.

Nathan Redmond celebrates after scoring the first goal for NorwichNathan Redmond celebrates after scoring the first goal for Norwich

As confirmed by the club’s official website, Southampton have signed Nathan Redmond from Norwich City.

The Saints were among a number of clubs looking at the talented winger this summer, and they’ve ultimately won the race to his signature after agreeing on an £11 million deal (price quoted by the Mirror).

The former Birmingham City man will provide plenty of pace and options in the final for Southampton, though many are beginning to wonder whether he has been brought in as a potential Sadio Mane replacement.

Norwich's Nathan Redmond in action with Watford's Ikechi AnyaNorwich's Nathan Redmond in action with Watford's Ikechi Anya

Nevertheless, he has an abundance of potential to boot and judging by his comments upon confirmation, he has had his heart set on a switch to St. Mary’s since hearing of the club’s interest.

“When Southampton said they were interested it felt like the right move for me, and I can’t wait to get started now,” Redmond told the club’s official website.

“The club’s style of play has always been excellent. They like to play attacking football and it’s a style I feel I can really fit in well with.”

Everton's Jonjoe Kenny in action with Norwich's Nathan RedmondEverton's Jonjoe Kenny in action with Norwich's Nathan Redmond

The former England U21 international spen three seasons at Norwich after moving from Birmingham, playing a key role during the club’s 2014/15 promotion with a goal in the playoff final at Wembley.

Redmond has the ability to score and provide assists from wide areas, yet arguably his best attribute is his movement on and off the ball which helps create space for his teammates.

The 22-year-old has a long career ahead of him at Premier League level and considering how much young English players are going for these days, Southampton could have struck a bargain here.

Czech Republic U21's Jiri Skalak (R) in action against England U21's Nathan RedmondCzech Republic U21's Jiri Skalak (R) in action against England U21's Nathan Redmond

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