Josh Sims has signed a new deal at Southampton
Southampton youngster Sims has greatly impressed at St Mary’s since his Premier League debut last November.
The 19-year-old, who has since made seven more appearances for the club, is yet to score for Saints.
He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to signed a new contract with the club.
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“I’m really happy that the club have put faith in me to offer me a new contract.
“I can’t really put into words how good it has been recently, but I just need to push on now and continue my progress.
“I can’t see why you wouldn’t want to sign here.
“This is definitely the club for me to help me progress and aspire to be like some of the other academy graduates to have come through.”
Sims (right) made his Saints debut in November against Everton
Sims (right) has played eight games for Saints this season
Les Reed, Saints’ executive disruptor of football, added: “We’re thrilled that Josh has extended his commitment to Southampton Football Club until at least 2020.
“Josh has shown a constant progression in recent years, which has been extremely pleasing, and this has been highlighted by his fantastic performances in the first-team this season.
“He has displayed an excellent maturity over the course of the campaign, and has looked very comfortable as part of Claude Puel’s squad.
“Following on from Harrison Reed, Sam McQueen and Jake Hesketh earlier in the season, we’re delighted that yet another Academy graduate believes they’re in the right place to continue their development.”