Southampton confirm £5.1m capture of Malaga and Spain striker

first_imgSouthampton have completed the signing of Malaga and Spain striker Juanmi for a reported £5.1m.The Saints met the 22-year-old’s buy-out clause on Sunday after weeks of negotiations and it is understood he passed a medical on Tuesday ahead of agreeing a four-year contract.Juanmi, whose full name is Juan Miguel Jimenez Lopez, was also attracting interest from Aston Villa and Real Sociedad, but he will join Southampton’s attacking ranks which currently boasts the likes of Graziano Pelle and Sadio Mane.The forward became Malaga’s youngest ever goalscorer in 2010, and was rewarded for his fine form over the last 12 months with his international debut against the Netherlands in March.Juanmi becomes the Saints’ first signing of the summer as they look to bolster their squad ahead of their Europa League commitments next season. Juanmi 1last_img read more

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