Southampton announce new three year deal for Yoshida


Southampton have announced that Maya Yoshida has signed a fresh three-year deal.

Yoshida Maya

The new contract will keep him at the club till 2020.

The Japan international defender, who put pen to paper on the new contract to celebrate his 29th birthday on Thursday, has made 138 appearances for the Saints since his arrival from Dutch side VVV in 2012.

“There was no reason to leave the club. I have been here for five years. In that time, I have had difficult moments, good moments – everything,” he told the club’s official website.

“I feel like it’s my home and I’m very happy to continue my journey with Southampton. It’s a new chapter for my career.”