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Mayuka moves to Premier League side Southampton

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Barclays Premier League side Southampton has agreed terms for the transfer of Chipolopolo striker Emmanuel Mayuka from BSC Young Boys of Switzerland.

In a statement published on the club’s official website on Tuesday, Southampton said Mayuka, 21, will move to St Mary’s for an undisclosed fee having agreed a five-year deal to keep him at the Club until the summer of 2017.

Mayuka underwent a successful medical on Tuesday and will be allocated the number 24 shirt once his move is complete.

The Zambia international has already been granted a work permit by the Home Office and Saints are now awaiting entry clearance for the deal to be fully ratified, which is expected to happen before the end of this week.

Should the formalities be resolved as anticipated, Mayuka will link up with his new team ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League home fixture against Manchester United.

“Emmanuel is a lightning-quick striker who I am sure will excite the fans,” First Team Manager Nigel Adkins said of the Club’s fifth summer signing.

“He is only 21 years old but already has a great deal of experience, notably so at international level.

“He will bring something different to the group that we already have here at Southampton, and I look forward to seeing him pull on our shirt for the first time.”

Mayuka has previously played for Kabwe Warriors and Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv where he scored seven goals in 29 games.

Mayuka recorded an impressive goalscoring ratio in his 84 appearances for Young Boys, finding the back of the net 32 times in two seasons.

He has scored ten goals in 36 appearances for Zambia and at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, he finished joint-top goalscorer as one of seven players to score three times, but was awarded the Golden Boot by virtue of having an extra assist to his name.

Source: Supersport.com

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