Southampton have completed the signing of Argentinian midfielder Carlos Alcaraz from the racing club.
Alcaraz, better known as ‘Charlie’, signs a four-and-a-half-year contract with St. Mary’s, becoming the second addition to the Nathan Jones era.
The 20-year-old joins Croatia international Mislav Orsic at the Premier League club this month.
“Charlie’s addition is a huge addition to our team,” said Saints manager Jones.
“There was a lot of interest in Europe, so it’s great to have him on board and to do it so early in the month.
“He’ll give us some really exciting options and add a little more creativity to the side, which will be a real benefit for us.
“I know he’s determined to help us out by starting a job, so I’m looking forward to working with him and making sure he gets all the support he needs to get settled here. I plan to be able to
Alcaraz rose to prominence in his home country when he made his Racing Club debut in 2020 at the age of 17, making 83 appearances.
The midfielder played a key role in last year’s runners-up finish in the Primera Division, clinching the Champions Trophy final against Boca Juniors.
“I am very happy to be part of this club,” he added.
“I knew it would be a new challenge for me and my career, I knew I was going to join a great club, so I wanted to take it.
“I can’t wait to start training and playing. I’m ready to give 100 percent for this club and this shirt. I’m looking forward to seeing all my teammates and I’m ready to give my all.” There is “my everything.” ”
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