first_img New Southampton signing Ryan Bertrand 1 Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand has completed a permanent move to Southampton, the south coast club have confirmed.The 25-year-old left-back has been a hit since arriving at St Mary’s on loan in the summer, making 27 appearances in all competitions for Ronald Koeman’s side.And the Saints announced a surprise deal for the youngster late on deadline day, Bertrand penning a four-and-a-half-year contract for a reported fee of £10million.It marks the full-back’s first permanent move away from Stamford Bridge, having enjoyed seven loan spells since making his breakthrough with the London club.Bertrand was awarded a Champions League winners medal having started in the Blues’ final victory over Bayern Munich in 2012 and made 38 appearances for the side during the following campaign, but found playing time limited following the return on Jose Mourinho as manager.last_img

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