Caballero signs one-year extension


Southampton Football Club is pleased to announce goalkeeper Willy Caballero has signed a one-year contract extension.

The 40-year-old goalkeeper initially became a Saint on a one-month deal last December following injuries to Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster, playing twice in the Premier League.

The agreement was later extended to the end of the 2021/22 campaign, before Caballero made two further appearances in the FA Cup, helping Saints progress to the quarter-finals.

Now the former Manchester City and Chelsea stopper, capped five times by Argentina, has committed to a further 12 months at St Mary’s.

Ralph Hasenhüttl said: “Willy proved to be a valuable addition to our goalkeeper group last season, both on the pitch in the matches that he played and on the training ground, where his experience is massive for us and the other goalkeepers.

“He is an amazing guy who brings a lot of personality to the dressing room, and we are very happy he has decided to stay with us for another year.”

Willy Caballero said: “The feeling is to be ambitious, to be part of this team, to create a really great atmosphere here, to convince myself and to convince the players that we can do something together – something nice, something big.

“If I am thinking just that I can help them grow, it would be a comfortable situation. But I am here to compete with everyone, as I have done in the past and as I have done from the first day, because that is my way to train and feel football.”