Cédric signs new four-year deal with Saints

By SFC Media time Fri 26 Aug First team

Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce right-back Cédric has signed a new four-year contact.

The 24 year-old, who lifted the European Championships in the summer with Portugal, has agreed a new deal that will keep him at St Mary’s until 2020.

Cédric, who made the move to the south coast in the summer of 2015, featured 27 times in all competitions during his first season with the club.

After returning from France as a EURO 2016 winner, he has started both of the club’s opening games of the season under new manager Claude Puel.

Executive Director of Football Les Reed said: “Since his arrival at the club, Cédric has gone from strength to strength, ending his first season in England with a memorable EURO 2016 for Portugal this summer.

“At just 24, he now has plenty of experience under his belt at both club and international level, and we believe he will continue to be a key part of the club’s progression for many years to come.

“Although Cédric has only been with the club for one season, he has developed as a player and gained a real understanding of what is required to succeed in the Premier League.

“He becomes the seventh player to sign a new contract this summer, strengthening the club’s commitment to tie down its top talent.”

First Team Manager Claude Puel added: “It’s good news for the club, for Cédric and for all the team. He is an international player, he has won EURO 2016 with Portugal and it's important for the club to keep players of his calibre.

“I’m happy for him and for us to keep Cédric with this team. He is a good player, important, a technical player and I am sure he will do many good things this season.”

Speaking about his new deal, Cédric said: “I’m really happy. The club has given me more confidence and they show me that they also trust in my football.

“I am really happy to be part of this club and be part of this family as well.”

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