SAINTS yesterday confirmed the signing of Moussa Djenepo on a four-year deal from Standard Liege.

Djenepo, 20, cost the south coast club £14 million and became Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first signing since taking charge last December.

Here are five things we know about Saints’ newest addition:

1. He started his career in Mali:

The pacy attacker came through the ranks at Yeelen Olympique in Mali, before joining Standard Liege in 2017 on loan in January 2017.

Having impressed the Belgian side during his temporary spell with them, they decided to enact his buyout clause to sign him permanently.

His £14 million transfer to Saints is a tribute to the hard work he has put in, as Liege only forked out €50,000 to sign him.

2. Djenepo is a regular for his international team:

Having first featured for Mali Under-20s in 2017, it didn’t take long for the Saints winger to be selected for the senior side.

He made his debut for the first team in the same year and has represented them on eight occasions.

Djenepo netted his maiden goal for Mali against South Sudan back in March 2019 and has been selected for their Africa Cup of Nations campaign which gets underway later this month.

The 20-year-old will join up with Saints once Mali's tournament comes to an end.

3. His record for Standard Liege speaks for itself:

Standard Liege were impressed enough by what they saw during his time on loan with them to offer him a permanent deal.

And their faith paid off as he announced himself in the Belgian First Division A with a string of fine performances and goals.

Djenepo made 37 appearances and netted 11 times to help the Rouches finish third in the table.

4. The 20-year-old is Hasenhuttl’s first signing:

Instead of using January to bolster his Saints squad, Hasenhuttl used it as a time to ship out the players he didn’t want around the squad.

The south coast club did try to sign Birmingham’s Che Adams during the window but had their advances rejected.

However, with the club’s Premier League survival secured, Hasenhuttl can now begin to mould a squad in his image – with Djenepo being his first addition.

5. Djenopo’s arrival creates an exciting partnership with Nathan Redmond:

Saints manager Hasenhuttl has spoken of his desire to add pace to his attacking ranks.

Redmond already fits that bill, but with Michael Obafemi injured, the 25-year-old is the only one to offer speed up front.