Ronald Koeman is targeting the signing of another winger before the close of the transfer window.
Though that is most of the business now done after a turbulent summer at St Mary’s, Koeman is still eyeing another wide man to add to the squad before the window closes on September 1.
Koeman said: “I am very pleased because the club did everything to bring in good new players but we are still looking forward to bring one or two more in. The wing position we need one more and the club is still working on that and that’s OK.”
On Long he added: “It was very important because it’s a part of the ambition that we have as a club and we show in the last few weeks.
“We knew we left some good football players and we have brought in some new good players and that showed the ambition of the team.
“Shane Long is an important player of the team and we need that type of striker because we didn’t have that type of striker in our squad and we are very happy to sign him.”