Jan Bednarek has today signed a new, long-term contract at Saints.
The Polish defender, who joined from Lech Poznań in 2017, has agreed to stay at St. Mary's until the summer of 2025.
Well-known for his passionate and committed performances, Bednarek has developed into a key member of Ralph Hasenhüttl's first-team.
The 24-year-old, who has so far made 85 appearances during his Saints career, has also acheived senior international recognition while playing on the South Coast, including representing Poland at the 2018 World Cup finals.
Speaking of his new deal, the Pole said, "I think it’s the next step in my development. I feel like this is the right place for me at the moment, and I can really enjoy my time here.
“I still see myself as a player who can improve a lot at this place, so there was only one decision for me to sign a new contract and help Southampton to become a better club.”
Hasenhüttl was also a happy man, adding “He is a good example of someone who has worked hard to establish himself with us and I think he can continue to improve here and be an important player for us in the future.”
TSP - Did you know?
Jan Bednarek's brother, Filip, is also a professional footballer. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Lech Poznań (Poland).
Article by Ben Stanfield
(Photo via Premier League website)