Monday Briefing: June 17th

By SFC Media time Mon 17 Jun First team
Photo by James Bridle | St Mary's

Catch up on all the latest from Southampton Football Club with our Monday Briefing...

Season Tickets on general sale

With the 2019/20 campaign coming up on the horizon, you can make sure you never miss a moment of it by securing your own Season Ticket.

The renewal window has now closed, but seats went on general sale last week, meaning fans can once again secure their piece of St Mary’s for the new season.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Saints fans during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Huddersfield Town at St Mary's Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Southampton FC)
Never miss a moment of the 2019/20 season!

You can visit our dedicated Season Ticket page for full information by clicking here, but some of the highlights include:

• Adult prices from £399
• Junior seats from £1 per match
• Young adult age category extended up to 25
• A new interest-free, no-fee payment plan

Preston North End friendly announced

It was confirmed last week that Southampton will travel to face Championship side Preston North End for a pre-season friendly next month.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men will visit Deepdale on Saturday 20th July, for a 3pm kick-off as they step up preparations for the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.

Saints last visited North End in November 2008, when goals from Alex Pearce, Andrew Surman and David McGoldrick secured a 3-2 victory.

Saints Fest: What's On

Saints Fest is nearly here! On Saturday 29th June St Mary's Stadum will play host to a fun-filled fan festival and we've got all the information about the big day.

There will be Q&As with Ralph Hasenhüttl and Marieanne Spacey-Cale on the Saints Stage, live music from top local bands, a whole host of food and drinks options, fire artists, face painters, caricaturists, and so much more.

Plus, we'll be bringing our own beach to St Mary's so you can dip your toes in the sand and take part in brilliant activities run by Saints Foundation!

Make sure you don't miss out by getting your tickets here.

Moussa Djenepo signs!

Moussa Djenepo in Paris for Southampton FC
Mali international winger Moussa Djenepo completes move from Standard Liège

Last week, Saints confirmed it had reached an agreement to sign highly-rated young winger Moussa Djenepo from Standard Liège.

The 20-year-old Mali international agreed a four-year contract at St Mary’s, subject to the relevant paperwork being completed on 1st July, becoming the first arrival of the summer transfer window and also of manager Ralph Hasenhüttl’s tenure.

Djenepo will move to Southampton off the back of an outstanding season in Belgium, where he scored 11 times for Standard Liège, as he helped them to a third-place finish in the top-flight and qualification for the Europa League.

Premier League fixtures 2019/20 announced

The 2019/20 Premier League fixtures have been revealed, with Southampton beginning the season with a trip to Burnley.

Saints are due to visit Turf Moor on Saturday 10th August, as they face the Clarets on the opening day for the second campaign in succession.

That will be followed by the opening home game of the season for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side, against Liverpool, provisionally on August 17th.

The traditional Boxing Day fixture will see Saints make the trip to Stamford Bridge, to face Chelsea, while Tottenham are scheduled to visit St Mary’s on New Year’s Day.

Check out a full fixture list by clicking here!

International action continues

Hotaru Yamaguchi of Japan and Moussa Djenepo of Mali during the International friendly match between Japan and Mali on March 23, 2018 in Liege, Belgium. (Photo by Johnny Fidelin/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
Moussa Djenepo representing Mali against Japan

Southampton supporters can catch their first glimpse of new signing Moussa Djenepo when the exciting young winger represents Mali at this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations.

The 21-year-old, who has nine caps for the Eagles, faces competition from Tunisia, Mauritania and Angola in Group E.

Elsewhere, Angus Gunn will begin his Under-21 European Championship campaign with England on Tuesday evening, facing France on matchday one of the group stages.

The Young Lions will then play further group matches against Romania (Friday 21 June) and Croatia (Monday 24 June), with all games being shown live in the UK on Sky Sports.

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