Southampton completed the signing of French left back Romain Perraud from Stade Brest on a four-year deal, the English Premier League club said on Friday.
Perraud, capped eight times at Under-21 level for his country, was named in the France Football Ligue 1 team of the season in 2020-21.
The 23-year-old defender became Southampton’s first signing of the close season, with winger Theo Walcott’s loan move made permanent at the end of the last campaign.
“Clearly, left-back is an area in which we were looking to strengthen and we have tracked Romain for a long time because he fits our profile for this position very well,” Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuettl said in a statement.
“He is a high energy, robust guy with good aggression who will bring lots of energy to our play. He has good quality with his…