Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce that 20-year-old striker Dan N’Lundulu has agreed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at St Mary's until June 2022.
The forward, who only signed an extended deal in the summer, has been rewarded for his early season form, having scored four times for the club’s Under-23s, as well as being included in Ralph Hasenhüttl’s matchday squad for the 1-1 draw with Manchester United in August.
He’s yet to make a first-team bow, but continues to train regularly under the watchful eye of the manager, and is hopeful of being called upon at some point during the season.
"It’s been a target for me, my family and my friends for a long time," N'Lundulu commented.
"After all my injuries I’ve come a long way, so it’s an exciting moment. I’ve just got to keep going now.
“It’s a great Academy and there’s no better feeling than being at this club.
“I’ve been scoring goals in the Under-23s, so hopefully it’s well earned.
“Being around the first-team just gives you motivation. You can feel it in the changing rooms, on the bench and warming up thinking you might come on – it’s pure motivation.
"That makes me want to work harder to be in that situation again and next time hopefully come on and do what I do well."
dan n'lunduluI've been scoring goals in the Under-23s, so hopefully it's well earned.
Academy Director Matt Hale said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer Dan a contract extension.
“Staff across all departments of the club will be extremely pleased to see this. Dan has had to endure several injury set-backs during his early career. Through his own perseverance and the dedicated specialist support staff at the club, he's overcome those.
“We always knew Dan had talent. This new contract highlights our faith in him, and rewards him for his determination.”