Southampton have confirmed that promising midfielder Callum Slattery has put pen to paper on a new contract at the club. 

The academy graduate has agreed to a two-year extension on his existing deal, meaning that he is now contracted at St Mary’s Stadium until the summer of 2022. 

Slattery made his first-team debut for Southampton last season, as Ralph Hasenhuttl handed him his senior bow during the 2-1 win away at Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

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The midfielder will now hope to secure more first-team football on a regular basis next term, as competition for places in the Saints starting line-up intensifies. 

Slattery has long been tipped for big things having turned in numerous impressive displays for Southampton at youth level. 

Speaking to the club’s official website, the 20-year-old explained that he believes Hasenhuttl has reinstalled the belief that younger players will be handed chances to shine. He said:

The manager has brought back the club’s philosophy; young players getting a chance to make a statement and show that they’re capable of playing at that level.

Will Slattery get his chance next season?