The Saints completed their first signing of the summer by recruiting the 20-year-old Mali international.
New Southampton signing Moussa Djenepo has outlined what the club’s fans can expect from him after joining the Premier League outfit from Standard Liege, in conversation with the Saints official website.
The 20-year-old winger will officially become a Southampton player on Monday 1 July, subject to the relevant paperwork being completed, having penned a four-year contract (official Southampton website) to become the club’s first summer arrival.
Djenepo, who according to The Sun cost the Saints £14million, is also 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 in the Mali squad for this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations, praised Southampton and Hasenhuttl for their ethos and infrastructure in developing young players, making it a good fit for him as he seeks to keep improving, and he went on to pledge to the club’s fans that he will give his all for the cause.
When asked by the Southampton website about what the Saints fanbase can expect of him, he replied: “I have a good mentality – I never give up and always work hard. I’m quick and I enjoy dribbling with the ball. That’s what the fans can expect of me and I will give my all for them.”
Following a busy pre-season which includes training camps in Austria and Ireland, the Saints get their 2019-20 Premier League campaign with a trip to Burnley on the weekend of 10-11 August.