Southampton loan Nice keeper until end of season

Date published: Tuesday 31st January 2017 2:00 - Joe Williams

Southampton have signed goalkeeper Mouez Hassen on loan from Nice until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old will be reunited with Claude Puel, his former manager, and further strengthens the club’s goalkeeping options where Fraser Forster, Alex McCarthy and Stuart Taylor are the senior options.

Hassen has represented France from Under-16 to Under-21 level, and said: “I am really happy. It’s a pleasure for me to come to England for the first time and I am really happy to get to know the Premier League.

“I am really looking forward to joining the team.”

Southampton’s director of football Les Reed, long influential in their transfer policy, said: “Mouez has built an excellent reputation during his time with Nice and also in his country’s youth teams, and will provide us with further depth in the months ahead.”

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