In the bids NOT to replicate the same poor performances they showed last season, Southampton has officially completed the signing of Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong for a deal reported to be worth £7 million.
Armstrong, who joined the Scottish giants from Dundee United back in 2015, has now put pen to paper a four-year deal with the Saints in his move to the Premier League.
A goalscoring midfielder, the 26-year-old has been tagged as, having scored 28 goals in three seasons with the Bhoys – with 17 goals coming from his first season at the club.
Southampton boss Mark Hughes made a statement about the midfielder, saying: “Our research tells us he is an excellent young man – intelligent, and a strong team player.
“He has shown tremendous drive to improve and has also displayed a great desire to be a part of what we are trying to achieve here.”
“It is important we add a greater goal threat to the team as a whole, and Stuart’s record of scoring and creating makes him an extremely exciting addition in that area.”
In his three years spent with Celtic, Stuart Armstrong was able to add four Scottish Premiership title, two Scottish Cups and Two Scottish League Cups.
Reaping their poor performance last season, the Saints finished 17th in the Premier League escaping relegation with just three points away from the zone, but could Armstrong improve their performance this season?