After a week of negotiations there are now confirmed reports coming out of Southampton that West Brom’s defensive midfielder Claudio Yacob has signed a five year deal with the club on £48,500 per week. This is the first time we have seen Terry Moore dip his hand into the transfer market as he looks to grow his very young and exciting squad. Yacob did cost a hefty fee however with Southampton paying £9.75 million upfront but that could grow to £10.75 million depending on performances.
Terry Moore had this to say about the former West Brom and Racing Club man “He already has shown he can play at this level and at 27 he still has his best years ahead of him”. Fans waiting outside of the ground shared their view on the transfer “If he gives us the same level of commitment as he did at his last club I think he can make the step up into European football”. Hopefully for Southampton this is the first of many transfers this season as Terry Moore tries to make a squad he is happy with.