JORDY Clasie’s time at Saints has come to an end.

The midfielder has joined Dutch side AZ Alkmaar on a two-year deal, with the option of an additional 12 months, after agreeing personal terms and completing a medical.

His south coast exit brings an end to his disappointing spell with Saints.

Clasie initially joined the St Mary’s outfit from Feyenoord back in 2015 on a five-year contract when ex-boss Ronald Koeman splashed out £8m on him.

He went on to make a total of 25 appearances during his first season with the club but was thrown a curveball when Koeman left in 2016.

Claude Puel took charge of Saints and continued to deploy Clasie in midfield, with his influence helping take them to a League Cup final.

However, it was at the end of that season where things started to go wrong for the 28-year-old.

The Dutchman was shipped out on loan after the club axed Puel and replaced him with Mauricio Pellegrino.

This led to Clasie being shipped out on loan to Club Brugge in the Belgian First Division A for the entirety of the 2017/18 campaign.

And things didn’t get much better for his chances of breaking back into the Saints team when Mark Hughes took charge.

Like Pellegrino, the Welshman sent Clasie out on loan, only this time he went back to former club Feyenoord.

The ex-Saint was a key player for the Dutch team, making over 35 appearances for them.

Feyenoord were said to be interested in signing him permanently this summer but were unable to cough up the funds to make a deal happen.

But with the transfer window entering its final weeks, Saints agreed to a nominal fee from the Eredivisie side.

With Clasie now off the wage bill, Ralph Hasenhuttl can continue working on reducing his squad’s side before adding to it.

Striker Che Adams and winger Moussa Djenepo have already arrived for a combined £29m.

In total, the midfielder made 49 appearances for the club, scoring just twice in a four-year spell before joining Alkmaar.