Yan Valery Feed
Fantasy Premier League: Double up in gameweek 35
How Saints playing twice can boost your points tally.
Saints trio up for March Premier League awards
Recognition for Hasenhüttl, Ward-Prowse and Valery after fruitful month.
Hasenhüttl: Valery perfect example of The Southampton Way
Saints boss on the development of his young full-back.
Feature Interview: Valery on teammates, Hasenhüttl and progression
Read our in-depth piece with Yan Valery after he signed a fresh deal until 2023 at Southampton.
Valery signs new Saints contract
Young defender pens fresh deal at St Mary's that runs until 2023.
Video: Valery on new deal
Watch our interview with the full-back after he signed a new long-term contract.
Valery praises Academy after signing new deal
Southampton full-back on how the club's youth set-up prepared him for the first-team.
Hasenhüttl delighted with Academy contributions
Saints boss hails impact of youngsters against Spurs
Tactical Watch: Yan Valery
Sam Tighe assesses the rapid progression of Saints' young Frenchman.
Hasenhüttl pleased by Valery development
Saints boss on Valery and Ward-Prowse.
Valery reflects on Old Trafford wonder strike
Defender discusses memorable first career goal.
Video: Goalscorer Valery on battling display
Defender encouraged by performance despite painful defeat.
Valery: We gave everything we had
Maiden goalscorer hurting after United late show.
Video: Valery on Tenerife training camp
Watch our interview with the young Saints defender.
Valery: Tenerife camp has taught me a lot
Young Saints defender on what he has learned during the week away.
Feature Interview: Yan Valery
Defender offers an inside view on Saints' influx of youth.
Tactical Watch: Teenage Saints
Sam Tighe analyses the impact of the dynamic duo.
Hughes hails youngsters' impact
Saints boss on Valery and Obafemi performances in United draw.
Yan Valery Saints HistoryLast updated 16 Jul 2019
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Yan Valery BiographyLast updated 03 Jul 2019
Yan Valery was born in February 1999, in Champigny-sur-Marne, in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris, eight miles from the city centre.
As a boy, he played for Champigny-sur-Marne 94, and was a gifted footballer, although by his own admission he preferred kicking the ball around casually with his friends than the organised club side of the sport.
Still, after trying his hand at a few other sports, such was his talent that it was no surprise when he soon began to go down that route, being picked up by Stade Rennais as a 14-year-old.
Much like Southampton, Rennes, as they are widely known, have a reputation for producing notable young players, with the likes of World Cup winner Ousmane Dembélé, as well as Sylvain Wiltord and Mikaël Silvestre, part of their alumni.
At 16, having impressed in a tournament for Rennes, he came to the attention of Saints.
A move to the club’s Academy was then secured in 2015, as Valery took the brave decision to leave his homeland at a young age and continue his development in England.
It would prove to be a wise choice.
After establishing himself as a regular in the youth sides at Saints, Valery’s big break came in the 2018/19 season.
Handed a debut in a League Cup tie away to Leicester City, the athletic full-back grabbed the opportunity with both hands, turning in an impressive display which helped earn him a Premier League debut in a 2-2 home draw with Manchester United a few days later.
Valery took to first-team football in such an accomplished fashion that he quickly became the club’s first-choice right-back.
Having received his debut under Mark Hughes, he also impressed Ralph Hasenhüttl following his appointment in December 2018, with the Austrian keeping faith with him throughout the second half of the campaign.
Valery scored his first senior goal in incredible fashion, with a 25-yard thunderbolt away to Manchester United in March 2019, with Saints eventually losing 3-2 despite his opening strike, before he scored again a week later, netting the equaliser in a 2-1 home triumph over Tottenham Hotspur.
Valery ended his debut senior campaign by picking up the club’s First-Team Young Player of the Season award.