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Saints have completed their fourth signing of the summer, the Algeria international joining Ryan Bertrand, Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic at the club, with the striker exiting

Southampton have completed the signing of Saphir Taider from Inter Milan on a season-long loan, with Pablo Osvaldo moving to the Serie A club in another temporary deal.

Taider becomes Southampton's fourth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Ryan Bertrand, Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic as Ronald Koeman continues to rebuild his squad in the wake of a number of sales.

Calum Chambers, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana have all left the club this summer but Koeman is pressing ahead with reshaping his squad, with Taider joining on the back of a successful World Cup with Algeria.


“It’s part of our philosophy for the club to bring in talented young players who like to learn and develop themselves, and that’s true of Saphir," Koeman told the club's official website. “First of all, he is a talented football player. He’s 22 and has already played for Algeria at the World Cup.

“I’ve spoken to him about the positions he can play in, and it was a good meeting because he showed me real ambition.

“He can play as a controlled midfielder, but he can also move up around the box and up front, which is a good thing for a coach or manager because it brings more possibilities to the players in the team. He brings competition to the squad.

“He can still learn some things, so we will train him and develop him this season. Over the course of the year, we will then make a decision about the future of the player."

Osvaldo leaves the club after a turbulent season, having scored just three league goals before joining Juventus on loan in January.

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