Kevin Danso: Southampton sign Ghanaian defender on loan from Augsburg

Published on: 09 August 2019 can report that English Premier League club Southampton has signed Ghanaian defender Kevin Danso on a season-long loan from Augsburg with an option to buy at the end of the season.

The 20-year-old defender is the final incoming Premier League transfer deadline day deal to be announced, hours after Thursday's window closed.

The Austria under-21 international returns to England after starting his youth career at MK Dons.

Forwards Che Adams and Danny Ings and winger Moussa Djenepo are also summer arrivals at St Mary's.

Adams, 22, was signed from Birmingham City for £15m and Ings, 26, made his loan move from Liverpool permanent in a £20m deal, while Mali international Djenepo, 20, left Standard Liege for the Saints after agreeing to a four-year deal.

The Ghanaian expressed delight after completing the move and shared that he is looking forward to working with his teammates under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

“I'm delighted to join a club that has produced a lot of great players and I'm looking forward to working with such a great coach in Ralph Hasenhuttl as well”, he said.

A busy transfer deadline day saw the Premier League spending for the summer increase to £1.41bn, just short of the £1.43bn record set in 2017, according to Deloitte