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Southampton sign Jordy Clasie as Schneiderlin replacement


Southampton have signed Jordy Clasie from Feyenord for an initial £7m, with the Holland international replacing Morgan Schneiderlin who moved to Manchester United.

Clasie had previously played under Southampton maanager Koeman at Feyenoord, with whom he made 129 Eredivisie appearances.

“It feels good to be joining Southampton,” Clasie said. “It’s a nice club and I’m happy to be here.

“It’s a big club playing in what I think is the biggest and most important league.

“Ronald [Koeman] being here is a big thing for me and that was important in me coming here, but even if he wasn’t here I’d have come to this club.

“I played every game for him. He’s a good trainer and a good man so I like him, but I came here not only for him, I came here for the club.

“I’ve watched many games of Southampton and it’s felt good when I’ve watched the games. I hope that I have many good moments and good years here.”

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