London - Full back Ryan Bertrand has joined Southampton on a
season-long loan from fellow Premier League side Chelsea.
The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Aston Villa,
and will fill the void left by Luke Shaw, who has moved to Manchester United.
"He is a top player who will bring a lot of quality to
the team," manager Ronald Koeman told the club website
"He has experience at the highest level and is an
exciting, attacking player, which is what I like to see in my full-backs."
Bertrand, capped twice by England, joined
Chelsea in 2006 but has struggled for game time and has spent loan spells at
six clubs before this latest move.
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