Stephens pens new Saints deal

By SFC Media time Sat 01 Jul Club
Photo by Matt Watson | Jack Stephens

Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce that Jack Stephens has signed a new five-year contract at St Mary’s.

The 23-year-old centre-back put pen to paper on the fresh deal today, following an incredibly impressive 2016/17 season.

Stephens, who has been with Saints since the age of 17, became a key part of the first-team squad last term, playing a big role in the club reaching the EFL Cup final, as he formed a strong partnership with Maya Yoshida in the second half of the campaign.

He has also established himself as a regular in the England Under-21 squad, and will return for pre-season training later in July, following his involvement in this summer’s European Championship.

Vice Chairman (Football) Les Reed said: “Our philosophy at Southampton is to turn potential into excellence, and Jack is somebody who very much embodies this.

“His progression, and the level of his performances, was one of the real highlights of last season, and we have been delighted with his development ever since he joined the club.

i am absolutely delighted to extend my stay. it feels like home to me.

jack stephens
southampton defender

“We are extremely pleased to have strengthened our commitment with him, and we believe Jack can continue to improve here and play an important role in our first-team plans moving forward.”

Jack Stephens said: “I am absolutely delighted to extend my stay.

“It feels like home to me. I have really enjoyed my time here and am now looking forward to the next five years.

“It’s a massive platform for me now because it just shows how much faith the club have put in me.”

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