Stuart Armstrong has been rewarded for his good form south of the border, the Scotland international penning a Southampton contract extension.
After fighting his way into Ralph Hasenhüttl’s Saints side over the last year, he has scored seven of his 11 Southampton goals in 2020, earning him an extended stay until 2024.
He has featured 79 times since swapping Celtic for Southampton in 2018. Armstrong follows teammates in James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Jan Bednarek, Shane Long, Will Smallbone, Jake Vokins and Nathan Tella, as well as Saints manager Hasenhüttl himself, by signing extended terms.
While a regular at Premier League level, Armstrong still has some fighting to do in order to establish himself in Steve Clarke’s Scotland XI. The likes of John McGinn, Ryan Jack and Callum McGregor have been the regular starters in the engine room ahead of him.
That may well change as Armstrong enjoys a great season both for his team and personally, Southampton sat ninth in the Premier League, just seven points off the top and three off the top four.
Armstrong started his professional career at Dundee United, where he would make well over 100 appearances, becoming the SFWA Young Player of the Year during the 2012/13 season.
He then moved to Celtic in 2015, where he would win eight trophies before his Southampton switch. Fans of the St Mary’s club are certainly delighted to see him stay long-term.
Most underrated player in our squad.
— Fred (@kingfrederik) January 1, 2021
Fantastic news! Top player! Stu-pendous! Such a good player for us. What a way to start 2021! Nice One @SouthamptonFC ☺️🔴⚪️🔴🌟😇
— Dan Fox (@bfgfox) January 1, 2021
Great news 😇
— Lorraine Beckett (@lacbeckett) January 1, 2021
Goat most underrated player
— Piers Madden (@MaddenPiers) January 1, 2021
— Dan Jarvis (@danjarvisSFC91) January 1, 2021
Massive news! What a baller https://t.co/QtzHcBiv2b
— Dan (@SaintDan17) January 1, 2021
Some bloke he is https://t.co/0leVkO6Aae
— Dan (@dan_clark97) January 1, 2021
This is great news. Quietly makes a bigger contribution to the team than any other player https://t.co/NqioUGGzGJ
— Jody (@TheRealPsycrow) January 1, 2021
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