Southampton have secured the services of Portuguese right-back Cedric Soares from Sporting Lisbon for an initial fee believed to be £3.6m, according to the Guardian.
The 23-year-old, has put pen to paper on a four-year contract on the South Coast club, who finished seventh last season.
“I joined this club because I believe we can do better and better every year,” He told the club’s official website.
“Everyone knows that the Premier League is a very, very good league and maybe the best one in the world. For me, it’s a pleasure to be here, but even more of a pleasure to be in Southampton.
“Southampton is a big, big club in England and is very respected. It’s a club with a lot of history and, for me, it’s very important to play for a big club. I think this is a very good move.”
The defender has made over 90 appearances for Sporting, 16 of which came in the Champions League competitions.
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Soares became the Saints’s second summer signing at the St Mary’s Stadium this summer following the addition of Juanmi from Malaga.