Southampton have confirmed the signing of Feyenoord captain Jordy Clasie on a five-year-deal.

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clas feyThe 24-year-old midfielder traveled to London today to undergo his medical with the Premier League club after an undisclosed fee, believed to be between €12-15 million, was agreed with Feyenoord.

Clasie then put pen to paper on a five year deal, and will now be reunited with his former Feyenoord boss Ronald Koeman. He admitted the reunion was a major reason he is joining the Saints.

He told the official Southampton website, “It feels good to be joining Southampton. It’s a nice club, and I’m happy to be here.

“It’s a big club playing in what I think is the biggest and most important league.

“Ronald being here is a big thing for me and that was important in me coming here, but even if he wasn’t here, I’d have come to this club.

“I played every game for him. He’s a good trainer and a good man so I like him, but I came here not only for him. I came here for the club.

“I’ve watched many games of Southampton, and it’s felt good when I’ve watched these games.

“I hope that I have many good moments and good years here.”

Clasie made 129 Eredivisie appearances for Feyenoord since making his debut in 2010, and he has 11 caps for the Dutch national team.

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