Oriol Romeu signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal at Southampton on Thursday, which has gone down a treat with numerous Saints supporters on social media.

The Spaniard was into his final season on the south coast, but his stay with the club has been extended to 2023 as a result of the new contract. That means the 29-year-old will have spent eight years a the club by the time his new deal expires.

The central midfielder, who joined from Chelsea in a £6.3m transfer in 2015, has been a regular under Ralph Hasenhuttl this season. He has formed a strong partnership with James Ward-Prowse in the heart of the midfield, starting every league fixture so far.

The club shared the news regarding Romeu’s new deal on Thursday evening, which led to plenty of love flooding in for the midfielder.

Romeu could make his 199th appearance for the club on Monday evening as the Saints travel to Molineux to face Wolves.

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