Southampton have completed the signing of former Everton, Coventry and Celtic defender Danny Fox from Burnley for an undisclosed fee.
The 25-year-old, who left back who can also operate in midfield has signed a four-year contract on the south coast in a move that forced the Clarets board to issue a statement after a back-lash from fans seeing another of our Premier League players sold off.
The official statement released on the club’s official website burnleyfootballclub.com read:
“The Board of Directors is aware of the concerns of supporters following recent player sales.
As custodians of the club, the Board is ever-mindful that we must balance the books and keep our wages at a manageable level to ensure the future of this football club.
Clearly, relegation from the Premier League has meant we must look ever-closely at this wage bill and our strategy of implementing a more uniform wage structure within a streamlined squad.
In the case of Danny Fox, as with other summer departures, the offer the club received was one that the Board could not refuse.”
Fox looks set to make his Saints debut against Barnsley at the weekend and on signing for his new club Fox told saintsfc.co.uk he just wants to settle at a club:
“I want somewhere that I can call home and hopefully that’ll be here if I can live up to expectations.
“I want to settle somewhere for more than 18 months or two years.”
“I like to get forward from left back and get involved in attack, but my main duties are defending and stopping my man from crossing the ball into our box, as well as keeping clean sheets.
“I like to supply for our forwards as well, and hopefully I can do that here.
“There’s going to be competition for places and I have to earn the right to play.”