Young Saints defender Yan Valery has signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal at the club.

The 19-year-old France youth international, who is currently part of the club's under-23s squad, is a highly rated prospect and is now tied to St Mary's until 2020.

Valery said: "I'm pleased to get a contract extension with Southampton Football Club, I enjoy playing my football here.

"It is a good club to be able to improve myself, so I'm really pleased.

"I keep working hard in training, to show what I can do to my coaches and show them they can trust me. I want to show this also to the first-team manager in the future."