Southampton fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are happy to hear that The Mirror are writing about a confirmed deal and the fact they are going to sign Chelsea full back Ryan Bertrand permanently at the end of the season.
The 25-year-old is currently on loan at St Mary’s and has been influential contributor to their bright start this season and it is possible the switch could be confirmed in January but it is most likely to be wrapped up next summer.
Both he and Nathanial Clyne have made themselves a formidable force when they bomb down both either defensive flank to attack whilst possessing the pace to track back and fulfill their primary duties also.
Many Saints fans questioned Bertrand’s future after the club gave their England Under-20 international left back Matt Targett a new five-year deal.
However, it is thought Ronald Koeman and his coaching staff want to have both players in their ranks to offer each other competition.
Targett is playing second fiddle to Bertrand but as the years progress, the youngster will improve giving Koeman a positive selection headache.
Southampton fans. With your full back positions looking very strong, which area of the field would you like to see strengthened next? Let us know your thoughts below.
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