Elyounoussi: Saints is the perfect place to develop

By SFC Media time Fri 29 Jun Transfer News
Photo by James Bridle | Southampton FC

New Saints signing Mohamed Elyounoussi believes Southampton is the perfect place for him to get even better after he penned a five-year deal at St Mary’s.

The 23-year-old has already tasted success with Swiss giants FC Basel, helping them to win a domestic double in 2016/17 with 10 goals and 13 assists before 13 goals and 17 assists last term.

And the forward, who has already experienced Champions League and Europa League football as well, can’t wait to pull on a Southampton shirt.

it is a family club that is known for bringing in players, developing players and for younger players to get better.


“The move went quite fast and the club has been following me for a long time, watching many games so I feel really confident to come here and to get even better and develop myself.

“It’s a family club that is known for bringing in players, developing them and for younger players to get better. That’s why I have come here to become a better player.

“I’m a hard worker on the pitch and I like to create chances either for me or to play others through. That’s where I’m at my best when I can use my creativity so I think the philosophy of the club will suit me very well.

“I’ve done my steps from when I started at Sarpsborg to Basel. This is the next step and the next chapter for me.

“I’m delighted and excited to be here as well as to meet the guys, start to train and also to move to the city because I heard of good things about the city.”


Video: Elyounoussi's first Southampton interview
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