Many Southampton fans are delighted after The Athletic revealed the Saints have given Sam McQueen a new six-month contract.
The Saints are preparing for the new season as they aim to improve on their disappointing 15th-placed finish in the Premier League last term. Ralph Hasenhuttl and co will hope to be busy in the transfer window and have already confirmed the signing of Romain Perraud from Brest in France (southamptonfc.com).
Rather than completing another new signing, though, the Saints have instead move to extend McQueen’s deal at the club. So far, he has made just 29 appearances for the south coast outfit (Transfermarkt), with a lengthy cruciate ligament rupture hindering his development. However, the Saints appear to have given the 26-year-old another chance to prove himself at St Mary’s.
Does McQueen deserve this new deal?
The update was relayed on Twitter by @SaintsExtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from Southampton supporters who are glad that the club aren’t turning their back on the player. They took to the social media platform to share their thoughts on what one fan described as “encouraging” news.
Let’s see what these fans had to say about McQueen’s extension
“Love to see it”
“This is great to see”
“Well done #Saints looking after one of our own, let’s hope he manages to get fit.”
“Brilliant for Sam. It shows the club hasn’t given up on him”
“Happy about this, he was unlucky with his injuries”
In other news, Southampton want this Premier League midfielder.
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