Nigerian playmaker Joe Aribo looks poised to be a noteworthy figure at the St. Mary’s next season as he has been handed the number seven jersey by the club ahead of the new season.
Southampton released the men’s team squad numbers on their website on Friday.
Aribo arrived in England this summer, following a transfer deal worth €6m that saw him leave Scottish Premiership giants Glasglow Rangers for the Saints. He was one of the Gers’ main players last season after featuring in 57 games.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl seems impressed with his new signing and early indicators point to Aribo being a key player in his lineup next season.
Aribo will take the jersey from Shane Long, who recently left the club for Sky Bet Championship side, Reading.