Southampton subtly but savagely troll Portsmouth in Moussa Djenepo Twitter video

Ricky Lambert of Southampton (top) heads the ball to score the opening goal of the npower Championship match between Portsmouth and Southampton at Fratton Park on December 18, 2011 in...

The Saints and Pompey have not faced off in over seven years but the rivalry remains well and truly alive.

Ricky Lambert of Southampton (top) heads the ball to score the opening goal of the npower Championship match between Portsmouth and Southampton at Fratton Park on December 18, 2011 in...

Southampton and Portsmouth may have not locked horns for more than seven years (11v11) but the Saints' Twitter account could not resist a subtle dig at their South Coast rivals.

On Thursday, the St Mary's Stadium outfit announced the signing of Moussa Djenepo on a four-year deal from Belgian outfit Standard Liege (official website).

The 20-year-old winger, a Mali international, will become a Saints player on Monday 1 July, subject to the relevant paperwork being completed.

 

As is becoming the norm nowadays, announcing player signings is no longer a simple matter of club statement and picture; nowadays it's a case of the more creative and elaborate, the better, what with the possibility of more people seeing it, discussing it and sharing it online - there might be even the chance of it featuring on a major media outlet.

Indeed, the club's announcement of Djenepo's arrival included a cartoon video clip - complete with superimposed Saints faces - of a train travelling from Southampton to Liege to pick up Djenepo and arrive back at St Mary's with fanfare and a welcome message.

And on the way to Liege, the "Ralph Express" crosses a bridge, under which there is a sinking ship - featuring the Portsmouth club badge.

Djenepo will join up with Saints for pre-season following the Africa Cup of Nations tournament this summer, the 20-year-old boasting eight caps for Mali (Daily Echo).

Moussa Djenepo of Southampton poses for a photo during the unveiling of new Southampton FC signing Moussa Djenepo on June 05, 2019 in Paris, France.

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