As reported by Southampton’s official website, Jake Hesketh has signed a new deal with the St. Mary’s side to keep him at the club for four-and-a-half-years.
The news has been largely welcomed by our resident Saints fans here in the Transfer Tavern who are keen to see their club tie down their promising young stars as quickly as possible before the other clubs come calling.
The likes of Luke Shaw have been poached in recent seasons by Manchester United with the south coast club widely recognised as one of the best at bringing through youth.
Matt Targett, Sam McQueen and James Ward-Prowse have all made first team appearances this season and that is what Hesketh will want to continue doing after making his debut in 2014.
How long the club can keep these kind of young players is always a worry for our resident Saints here in the Transfer Tavern, as they know they do not currently have the financial ability nor the competitive edge to keep hold of them.
They’ll be hoping, though, as Hesketh and the like progress they can get into such a position to keep hold of their brightest players with our landlord seeing no reason why that cannot happen.
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