Simeu: There's no limit

By SFC Media time Wed 28 Jul Transfer News
Photo by Matt Watson | Dynel Simeu

Hailing from Southampton originally, former Chelsea Academy graduate Dynel Simeu has expressed his delight at returning "home" to the south coast, having put pen to paper on a three-year deal.

The defender joined Chelsea aged 13, often captaining youth teams as he progressed through the ranks, before deciding to pursue an avenue away from London in search of a shot at first-team football.

Still 19, Simeu will join up with the club's B team initially, whilst attempting to catch the eye of first-team manager Ralph Hasenh├╝ttl.

"I feel glad, finally, that the move was made possible," the teenager commented. "I'm just excited to get started.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - July 27: Dynel Simeu photographed signing his new contract with Southampton B Team at Staplewood Training Ground on July 27, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Dynel Simeu holds up a Southampton shirt outside Staplewood Campus

"It's nice to be back home, I've had a really friendly welcome. I feel comfortable that I'm home with my family, so I'm excited.

"I've got quite a bit of experience, I've played against these boys during Premier League 2. So I feel like I'll fit in perfectly and hopefully give a real boost to the squad.

"I hope to hit the ground running, get fit and comfortable with the boys and then hopefully push towards the first-team. There's no limit for me really, so I want to keep going.

When asked about what he will bring to the club, he added: "I see myself as a leader, so I hope to keep the boys calm, keep everyone happy and guide players on the pitch. Show that I can do my job, on the ball and also defensively."

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