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Southampton secure Folly signature

Published: Saturday 26 July 2003, 11.56CET
Southampton FC manager Gordon Strachan has secured the signing of French youngster Yoann Folly.
 
 
Published: Saturday 26 July 2003, 11.56CET

Southampton secure Folly signature

Southampton FC manager Gordon Strachan has secured the signing of French youngster Yoann Folly.

Southampton FC have signed teenage midfield player Yoann Folly from AS Saint-Etienne for a fee in the region of €250,000.

'Strong with quick feet'
The 18-year-old has represented France at Under-16, U17 and U18 level. Southampton chairman Rupert Lowe said: "It has taken a lot of hassle and haggling to secure this deal but I think it will be worth it. He is a very good player. He is very strong with quick feet and he scores a few goals."

Dream move
Folly himself added: "It has been my dream not just to play here but to live here, so I am thrilled with this move. I love the lifestyle and have done ever since I was a young boy. They have great football here and I am really looking forward to a career here."

First round approaching
Southampton, who reached the FA Cup final last season, will begin their UEFA Cup campaign in the first round in September.

 
Last updated: 28/07/03 12.13CET

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