Southampton complete SEVENTH signing of the summer as defender Lyanco arrives on a four-year deal

Southampton complete SEVENTH signing of the summer as defender Lyanco has a four-year contract… while manager Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to rebuild his team after Ryan Bertrand, Danny Ings and Jannik Vestergaard leave

  • Southampton signed Lyanco on a four-year deal from Serie A side Torino
  • Lyanco is the Saints’ seventh signing this summer, including Theo Walcott
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl moved to Lyanco after Jannik Vestergaard left for Leicester
  • Southampton also lost Danny Ings to Aston Villa and Ryan Bertrand to the Foxes

Southampton have completed their seventh first-team signing of the summer with the signing of defender Lyanco.

The 24-year-old centre-back completed his move from Turin to Southampton today and signed a four-year deal.

He said, ‘I am very happy to be here. It’s a dream I’ve had since I started playing football as a kid to play in the Premier League and for a team like Southampton.

“It’s a dream, not just for me, but for my whole family.

“I grew up in Brazil and football is different there, when I went to Italy I learned that you have to focus more on tactics.

“My dream was to play in the Premier League and play strong football, and for me English football is perfect.”

Lyanco became Southampton's seventh summer signing after signing a four-year deal

Lyanco became Southampton’s seventh summer signing after signing a four-year deal

The 24-year-old joins the club as Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to rebuild his team at Saint Mary's

The 24-year-old joins the club as Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to rebuild his team at Saint Mary's

The 24-year-old joins the club as Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to rebuild his team at Saint Mary’s

Southampton quickly turned to Lyanco after Jannik Vestergaard’s £15million move to Leicester last week.

Lyanco started his career with Sao Paulo before moving to Turin in 2017. He also spent the second half of the 2018-19 season on loan with Bologna.

Southampton has had a busy summer of ins and outs, losing to the likes of Ryan Bertrand, Danny Ings and Vestergaard, but rebuilding manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad with seven signings.

In addition to re-signing Theo Walcott for free, they have also bought defenders Romain Perraud, Tino Livramento and Thierry Small, striker Adam Armstrong and also loaned another frontman, Armando Broja.

Another defender, Dynel Simeu, has also been signed by Chelsea, but he has linked up with Southampton’s under-23s.

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