Saints sign Joe Rothwell

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Southampton Football Club is delighted to confirm the loan signing of Bournemouth midfielder Joe Rothwell.

The 29-year-old joins on a deal until the summer, strengthening Saints’ men’s squad ahead of the remainder of the season.

Rothwell arrives at St Mary’s having made 31 Premier League appearances for the Cherries, including 11 in the current campaign, since moving there in 2022 after four years with Blackburn Rovers.

A defensive midfielder and graduate of the Manchester United academy, Rothwell also has significant experience in the Championship, playing 161 times during his spell with Rovers.

Director of Football Jason Wilcox and new signing Joe Rothwell (Photos: Matt Watson)

Director of Football Jason Wilcox said: “Joe is a quality addition who gives us further strength and depth in the squad, which will be particularly important as the season goes on.

“We’re very pleased to be able to bring in a player of his experience and ability.”

Joe Rothwell said: “I’m thankful to Southampton for allowing me to come here. Hopefully I can come in and show my experience of this league and help them get over the line.

“I can't wait to finally get going and put my boots on, and hopefully we can get the club back to where it belongs.”