The 20-year-old winger, a Mali international, will officially become a Southampton player on Monday 1 July, subject to the relevant paperwork being completed, and has penned a four-year contract (official Southampton website).
Djenepo, who according to The Sun cost the Saints £14million, is Ralph Hasenhuttl's first signing at St Mary's Stadium, and arrives on the back of an impressive season for the Belgian club, scoring 11 goals en route to a third-placed league finish and Europa League qualification.
The attacker, who is set to play for his country in this summer's Africa Cup of Nations, joined Standard from Malian club Yeelen Olympique in 2017, initially on loan but with an option to buy, which the Rouche took up (official Standard website).
Here is what Djenepo posted on Twitter as he officially bid farewell to the Belgian First Division and embarked on his Premier League adventure:
It wasn’t easy to leave the Rouche, they are special and will always remain a part of my family.— Moussa Djenepo (@MoussaDjenepo2) 13 June 2019
But I’m very happy to join the @SouthamptonFC family. Feels great to become a Saint! Can’t wait to get started!#SaintsFC pic.twitter.com/XUWcidEbJU
The tweet got a great reception from both sets of fans and the chairman of Standard Liege, Bruno Venanzi, had some very kind words for him too:
Good luck my friend : you deserve it!— Bruno Venanzi (@BrunoVenanzi) 13 June 2019
Going to fit in just nicely here. #hehatespompey— Ralph's Revolution (@saintbannerman) 13 June 2019
Best winger in the Premier League already.— Mahmoud (@Mahmoud_SFC) 13 June 2019
Nice to see a player show a bit of class and respect his old team as he makes a move. Looking forward to seeing Moussa line up for #SaintsFC— Stuart Chaplin (@StuiC) 13 June 2019
Thankx Moussa for all and good luck for your future ❤️— RSCL1898 (@LORSCL) 13 June 2019
Merci @MoussaDjenepo2 pour le jobs au Standard. Standard one day Standard Always— Seba . Soutien et Respect A Mr @StephanePauwels. (@SEBA197626) 13 June 2019
Enjoy and be serious plz you have a great talent, thx for all... ❤— Thomas Dev // @Thomsou ⚽️ (@ThomsouL) 13 June 2019
Welcome to the club mate !— Jay (@FatalJaay) 13 June 2019
Always great to welcome a new Saint. All the best for the season ahead ⚪⚪— James Rushen (@JamesRushen) 13 June 2019
I wish you the best Moussa ❤️ thank you for everything #RoucheUnJourRoucheToujours— Defays François (@DefaysF) 13 June 2019
Southampton will get their Premier League season underway with a trip to Burnley on the weekend of 10 August.
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