Southampton sign Nathan Redmond from Norwich City

Southampton have completed the signing of England U21 international Nathan Redmond from relegated Norwich City. The player signed a 5-year deal with the Saints, which will keep him at the club until 2021.

Despite being without a manager following Ronald Koeman's exit to Everton last week, Saints have made their first signing of the summer. According to several reports the transfer fee is €12m (£10m).

Redmond's declaration:

"I'm really pleased to have made the move to Southampton. It's a fantastic football club with excellent facilities, and I really feel I can develop my game here."

"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. When Southampton said they were interested it felt like the right move for me, and I can't wait to get started now."

The 22-year-old made 123 appearances for Norwich after joining from Birmingham three years ago.

Club Period MP G A
2013-16 123 14 21

Redmond helped England Under-21s to the Toulon Tournament title in the summer alongside the Saints trio of James Ward-Prowse, Jack Stephens and Matt Targett.

Southampton's executive director of football Les Reed said of the deal:

"I'm delighted to be able to welcome Nathan to Southampton Football Club. Despite being just 22, Nathan has gained plenty of experience in the Premier League with Norwich City, showing his quality at the top level on a consistent basis."

"He has also performed exceptionally well on the international stage, playing a key role in helping England Under-21s win the Toulon Tournament this summer. While Nathan has already gained Premier League experience, he has the potential to continue developing and becoming an integral part of the squad for years to come."