Boruc extends with Saints

Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc has signed a new two-year deal at St Mary's to keep him there until 2015.

Last Updated: 19/04/13 at 07:02 Post Comment

The 33-year-old Poland international's original deal was set to expire in June but he has agreed terms over an extension.

After being drafted into the side for their New Year's Day draw with Arsenal, the former Celtic keeper has started Southampton's last 15 games - only four of which have ended in defeat.

"I am very pleased and I'm proud to be a part of a big project," he told the club's official website. "As a club, I believe we can achieve a lot over the next two years, and I'm looking forward to that.

"The Premier League is probably the best place to play football and nothing has changed my mind on that since I came to Southampton.

"The new manager has changed a lot - we're playing totally different football, and I think that football is quite nice to watch and quite effective."

Manager Mauricio Pochettino added: "I'm very happy and very satisfied. Artur deserves this contract because, in the three months that I've been here, he has been crucial for us.

"He has a very strong personalty and character. He is very brave in the way that he plays and, with our brand of football, it's very important that we have a 'keeper like Boruc for the long term."

Having enjoyed five success-laden years at Celtic Park, Boruc left Glasgow for Fiorentina in 2010 where he spent two seasons before arriving at St Mary's as a free agent last September.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

es, these stats are right. Rio Ferdinand definitely had a better debut than Fernando.

that man
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

I

know it's only one game, and Arsenal have got an amazing midfield as is; but seriously, is Arsene Wenger the only person on Earth who doesn't want Cesc at their club?

Ezy_Rider
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

P

S - 'Squeezes [English] out of his mouth like it's an elastic band he's found in his lamb bhuna' - bravo. Marvellous stuff

Ezy_Rider
Football Managers On TV: Paul Lambert

Footer 365

Euro 2016: Martin O'Neill names provisional Republic of Ireland squad for Georgia clash

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has named a 36-strong provisional squad for his first competitive game.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger keen to strengthen Arsenal's defence

Arsene Wenger admits he would like to strengthen his Arsenal squad defensively before the end of the transfer window.

Iain Moody resigns from Crystal Palace role as FA looks into Cardiff dossier

Iain Moody has resigned from his role as sporting director of Crystal Palace with immediate effect, the club have announced.

Mail Box

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property