Southampton have confirmed that promising midfielder Callum Slattery has put pen to paper on a new contract at the club.
#SaintsFC is pleased to announce that young midfielder @Callumslattery8 has signed a two-year contract extension: (@SouthamptonFC)
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.
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.