Man City add in buy-back clause after offloading fourth player to Southampton in £15m deal
Southampton have signed Northern Ireland midfielder Shea Charles from Manchester City on a four-year deal understood to be worth up to £15million.
The 19-year-old, who made his Premier League debut on the final day of last season, is new Saints boss Russell Martin’s second summer signing.
“Shea is a very talented, intelligent and mature young player with great potential to develop his game with us,” Martin said.
“He has been well schooled at Manchester City, coming through an elite Academy all the way to the first team. We’ve watched him closely and we’re confident he’s got the right attributes to help us in the way we’re going to play.”
Charles links up with Romeo Lavia, Samuel Edozie and Juan Larios, who also joined Saints from City.
“I feel like the main thing is promotion for this club, because we belong in the Premier League. I can’t wait to start pre-season and get into the Championship games,” Charles added.
The deal is said to include a sell-on clause with a buy-back option for City.
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