Late in the evening on the 15th July, Jordy Clasie signed a five year contract with Saints, completing his move from Feyenoord.
The 24 year old Dutch International has 11 caps for his country, featuring strongly for the Netherlands as they finished third in the 2014 World Cup.
Jordy made his debut for Feyenoord at the age of 20 in Ronald Koeman’s first game in charge of the Rotterdam club.
Saints Les Reed said : “Like Cédric Soares and Juanmi, he has emerged from an academy with a set of values closely aligned to our own and has spent the entirety of his prior professional career contracted to one club."
“With Jordy having played for Ronald Koeman for three years at Feyenoord, this is the perfect move for both the player and Southampton Football Club.”
This has been a move that was mooted for a long time, but it wasn't until Schneiderlin completed his move to Manchester United earlier in the week, that Saints made their move.
Make no mistake, this is an absolutely key signing for the future of the club, but I am sure that he will fit right in to Saints way of playing. Much has been made of the link with Koeman and rightly so. As Les Reed rightly pointed out, Ronald was Jordy's manager for three seasons when he first broke into the Feyenoord side.
I look forward to watching this impressive young man playing in Saints colours for many seasons to come.
- Previous Club : Feyenoord
- Age : 24
- Nationality : Dutch
- 2015-16 News
Saints win the last match of the season
In what was ultimately a party atmosphere, Saints qualified for the Europa League by finishing in 5th place, equal on points with Manchester United, but ahead on goal difference. That could change, with the Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth game abandoned. If ManU win, or draw the rearranged game, then Saints will finish 6th, which is still a Europa League qualifying place.
Heck of a way to end the season.
- Premier League
- Europa League
Saints won the Qualifying Round 3 against Vitesse 5-0 on aggregate.
In the Play Off Round Saints faced Danish Champions, Midtjylland. The first leg was played on Thursday 20th August at St.Mary’s, ending in a 1-1 draw.
The decisive return match was on Thursday 27th August in Denmark, which ended in a poor 1-0 loss and ultimate exit from the competition.
- The League Cup
Saints drew MKDons away on Wednesday 23rd September, which ended in a straightforward 6-0 win.
The next round was on Wednesday, 28th October at home to Aston Villa. This was a more comfortable win than the scoreline suggests
The final outing in this season’s League Cup was at home when Saints were comprehensively thrashed by Liverpool
- The FA Cup
Well, that was short and not very sweet.
Saints faced Crystal Palace in the 3rd round of the 2015/16 FACup, but lost 1-2 on the day.
- 2015-16 Signings
Saints signed nine players this season. Two on loan and seven on long term contracts. Read more about them by clicking the button.
- Kelvin's Testamonial
Kelvin is retiring after being central to the club's rise through the divisions. Saints awarded him that rare thing these days, a testimonial which enabled him to have a great evening with current and past colleagues, while raising a lot of money for charity.