Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern have hoped for some good news on Deadline Day and it’s come their way in the form of a loan deal.
The Saints have confirmed the arrival of goalkeeper Hassen Mouez on-loan from French outfit OGC Nice until the end of the season, giving manager Claude Puel a reunion with a player he worked with during his time in Ligue 1.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) January 31, 2017
The 21-year-old goalkeeper has not played a single game for Nice this season and arrives on the south coast to provide competition between the sticks, where the Saints already boast the talents of Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy.
However, young Mouez can be seen as one for the future and our landlord believes there could be an opportunity for Southampton to make the deal permanent at the end of the season, something the fans at the bar are hoping will materialise.
On social media, the general consensus following the signing was positive as Saints fans welcomed their newest recruit to the club.
is that Sergio Ramos?
— Charlie (@CharlieBones_) January 31, 2017
announce a position we need to strengthen
— lee (@LeeLeejones98) January 31, 2017
He comes off his line to claim high balls into the box. I didn't realize keepers allowed to do that!!
— Colin Pettit (@ColinPettit) January 31, 2017
woooo promising signing let's hope we can sign him permanently in the summer! 1 down 2 to go
FINALLY WHAT A SIGNING pic.twitter.com/eYumozoiCI
yessss, just what we need…..another keeper
Can he play upfront?
— Chris Lowth (@LowthChris) January 31, 2017
please come out of the 6 yard box
— Ricky Pavey (@kingpavey) January 31, 2017
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