Saturday, July 13, 2024

Southampton about to sign Yukinari Sugawara from AZ

Southampton are on the verge of completing a deal for Yukinari Sugawara in the summer transfer window, according to Fabrizio Romano. The well-known and well-respected Italian journalist has reported on X that Premier League club Southampton have struck a deal with Dutch side AZ over a move for Sugawara.

Romano wrote on X: “Understand Southampton will pay fee up to €7m add-ons included to AZ for Yukinari Sugawara. Medical and signature today, here we go.”

Sugawara has been on the books of AZ on a permanent deal since 2020 following a loan spell from Nagoya Grampus. The Japan international right-back scored four goals and gave seven assists in 30 Eredivisie games and played six times in the UEFA Europa Conference League last season. The 24-year-old scored three goals and provided eight assists in 26 starts and five substitute appearances in the league in 2022-23.

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Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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