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Graziano Pelle Confirmed

Graziano Pelle Confirmed

Yesterday evening Southampton confirmed the capture of Italian striker Graziano Pelle.

The 28 year old joins us for an undisclosed fee and has signed a three year contract with us, keeping him here until the summer of 2017.

He moves to us from Dutch team Feyenoord, where he had two very prolific seasons under gaffer Ronald Koeman. Having joined them in the summer of 2012, the striker has gone on to play 66 matches, with a fantastic return of 55 goals.

This wasn't the first time that the two have worked together though, they also had a spell at AZ Alkmaar, so this will be the third time they have worked together.

Speaking to saintsfc after completing the paperwork, Pelle said.

'I'm really happy that it's finally signed. I had some teams interested in me, but this is going to be the best choice for me because the club wants to keep improving every year. The talks between us were only short in terms of how long it took to convince each other. I was pretty sure that, for me, this would be a great step. Koeman and I worked together for two amazing years at Feyenoord, and I hope that it will be the same here.'

Koeman himself said.

'I had Graziano in my team for the last two years at Feyenoord. He scored a lot of goals - more than 50 in two seasons - and they brought a lot of points to the club. Goals mean points, and we needed a good player in that position after Rickie Lambert left. He's almost 29 year old, so he brings a little bit of experience to a young team.'

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Writer:Vital Saint
Date:Sunday July 13 2014
Time: 4:59PM

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