The former midfielder also believes the youngster has proven he is a man to his teammates with his display.
The Barcelona academy graduate is the latest arrival in this summer's Saints revamp.
Tim Ream is closing on a move to QPR.
Spurs have a new link in Holland and it could see youngsters being sent out to Roda JC.
Welcome to this evening's transfer round-up. This edition features 'Oriol Romeu to Southampton confirmed' and 'Roma complete deal for Edin Dzeko' plus more, so delve in below.
Here is how Leeds United may shape up for the game against Doncaster tomorrow.
The striker has opened his season with style at the weekend.
West Ham's Dimitri Payet is bettered only by Wolfsburg's Kevin De Bruyne based on assists made over the past two years.
All the latest summer transfer news from Anfield...
Former Tottenham Hotspur player Matt Etherington feels Mauricio Pochettino needs to work hard to create greater squad competition.
Roma have reportedly turned down a sizeable bid from Wolfsburg for Tottenham linked striking star Mattia Destro.
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez has denied reports of a rift with Chelsea linked forward Jose Callejon.
Reports in Italy state that Serie A side Cagliari are closing in on former Arsenal and Watford goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and should sign him today.