Monday Briefing: August 17th

By SFC Media time Mon 17 Aug Club
Photo by Matt Watson

With just under four weeks until the Premier League returns, catch up on all the latest Southampton news from St Mary's Stadium and Staplewood Campus...

Walker-Peters makes permanent switch

Southampton completed the permanent signing of full-back Kyle Walker-Peters from Tottenham Hotspur last Tuesday.

The 23-year-old makes a summer move to St Mary’s, signing a five-year contract, following a series of eye-catching displays with the team after joining on an initial loan deal in January.

In a separate deal, midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has moved in the opposite direction, signing permanently with Tottenham for a significant fee.

Salisu becomes second summer acquisition

Southampton secured its second summer signing in the form of centre-back Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid.

The sought-after 21-year-old Ghanaian has signed a four-year contract at St Mary’s, and arrives with a growing reputation.

One of the most highly-regarded young centre backs playing in Europe right now, Salisu moved to Spanish top-flight side Valladolid from his homeland in 2017, first establishing himself in their second side, before quickly progressing into a key member of the first-team.

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Final week for Season Ticket Instalment option

Saints fans looking to use the new instalment option to buy their 2020/21 Season Ticket have until Friday when the deadline closes.

Supporters can spread the price of their Season Ticket over three instalments, but the deadline to buy using the instalment plan is Friday 21st August.

Simply purchase your Season Ticket online and select to pay by instalments at checkout – the first 30% of the total cost will be payable when you select your seat. The final two payments of 35% each will be taken from the same card on Monday 31st August and Wednesday 30th September.

Player Awards votes now open

It's time to choose the winners of two of the most prestigious annual awards at Southampton Football Club.

Voting is now open for the 2019/20 Fans' Player of the Season, sponsored by Virgin Media, and also the Goal of the Season, sponsored by Imperial Cars.

There are some great contenders for both honours, with a host of first-team stars enjoying memorable campaigns, while we also have a selection of 12 sensational efforts to choose from for your favourite strike of the year.

VOTE FOR GOAl of the season vote for fans' player of the season

Academy return to training

Staplewood Campus has welcomed increased activity this month, with the return of the Southampton’s Under-18 and Under-23 teams.

The youngsters are now back in action at the training ground, as they begin building up to a new season, marking the first time since March that players have been with their teammates kicking a football.

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Saints duo exit ePremier League

Southampton’s ePremier League representatives, SaintsVenny and Rusher, both exited the competition last week.

Aiming to make it through to the semi-finals later this month, the duo both left the competition at the group stage, following narrow defeats.

Stadium Store and Ticket Office to reopen

Fans will be able to buy tickets and merchandise from the Stadium Saints Store from this week.

The Ticket Office will be open for calls to 02381 780780 on Tuesday 18th August between 10am-4pm, and then Tuesdays and Wednesday thereafter.

Please note that the Ticket Office windows will not be open and ticketing representatives will no longer be present at Saints Store Westquay. Instead, Ticketing staff will now be positioned on a non-matchday in the Stadium Store.

Fans will be able to return to the Stadium Store from Friday 21st August to pick up fantastic Saints merchandise.

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