Southampton fans don’t know what to make of their latest signing

Southampton signed former Nice right-back Jeremy Pied on Monday, adding depth to the position that already features Cuco Martina and Cedric Soares.

Many remember Martina in particular for one brilliant goal. His right-foot bender was arguably the best goal of the Premier League season, as Southampton handed Arsenal a shocking 4-0 defeat. 

Sadly, his most memorable moment to date came in his first Southhampton start. He has added competition for pitch time with Pied now in the mix.

The 27-year-old Pied formerly worked with Newcastle manager Claude Puel in Lyon and Nice.

The newest Saint took to Twitter to express his excitement on joining the Premier League side…

Southhampton extended their welcome and even slapped the nickname “Saint Jeremy” on the French player.

Certain fans seemed happy with the move…

Others weren’t as elated.

The club’s buildup toward signing a marquee player lingered on, and some fans had hopes for someone different.

Another account chided Southhampton for the anticlimactic ending.

Others were indifferent, simply because they didn’t know of Pied.

Overall, the general reception to Pied was underwhelming. The club added a relatively unknown player to their squad, and several fans voiced their displeasure.

That, of course, will all change if he performs.

 


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