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Harrison Reed has swapped the South Coast for London

After spending 17 years at Saints, Harrison Reed has completed a permanent move to Fulham.


Reed, who signed a new 4-and-a-half year contract at St. Mary's in December 2016, has been out on loan over the past few years - including stints at Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers and, most recently, his new permanent employers, Fulham.


The energetic central midfielder, who performed consistently well in the Championship last season, will now get a well-earned opportunity to perform regularly in the Premier League.


Writing on his personal Instagram account, Reed spoke warmly about his time on the South Coast "To everybody at Southampton FC, I would like to say a huge thank you. The 17 years I spent at the Club will be looked upon with nothing but fond memories, from progressing through the Academy to making my Premier League debut."


Reed continued "The journey wasn't always straightforward but it helped me grow into the person and player I am today, so I am extremely grateful. I wish the Club and the fans nothing but success in the future."


Mario Lemina has also joined Fulham this week, on a season-long loan.


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Harrison Reed made 30 senior appearances in his time at Saints, including a Man-of-the-Match 'first Premier League start' versus Everton in December 2014.


Ronald Koeman's side won 3-0 and, post-game, the Dutchman was full of praise for his combative young midfielder "The energy Harrison Reed put in was one of the keys to winning the game."




Article by Ben Stanfield

31/08/2020

(Photo by David Shipman - CameraSport via Getty Images)

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