Saints complete Taylor signing

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Southampton Football Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Charlie Taylor from Burnley on a two-year deal.

The experienced left-back, who boasts 161 games in the Premier League, leaves The Clarets after a seven-year spell where he established himself as a consistent performer at Turf Moor.

A product of the Leeds United youth system, the 30-year-old went on to represent the side at senior level on 104 occasions, winning the club’s Player of the Year award in 2015/16, before a series of loan moves at Bradford City, York City, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Fleetwood Town.

While at Burnley, Taylor featured 33 times during the 2022/23 Championship winning campaign, playing alongside Taylor Harwood-Bellis in a side which lost just three games and accumulated 101 points.

Heading down south for the first time in his career, the Yorkshireman expressed his delight at the completion of the move.

“I’m really excited,” said Taylor. “It just feels like the right fit. Everyone I spoke to about the club have only got great words to say. So excited and can’t wait to get started.

“We spoke briefly on the phone to begin with and straight away [Russell Martin] really impressed me. The way he talks about football is the way I like to see it too. Him being the manager was a massive pulling point.

“I feel as though it was too good an opportunity to turn down. Ever since I’ve come down here I’ve just had a good feel, surrounded by good people. It’s a huge club, back in the Premier League now. It’ll be a good experience for me.”

Men’s First Team Manager Russell Martin said: “Charlie brings a wealth of Premier League experience to the side which will be vital for us.

“He’s a great character who will fit into what we’re building here. Technically he’s a gifted passer of the ball and has versatility.

“I’m delighted we’ve brought him in. It’s going to take everyone again next season, so it’s important we have competition for places across the board.”

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