NATHAN Redmond has signed a new four-year deal at Saints.

The winger, who won the Daily Echo’s player of the year last season, will remain at the club until 2023.

Redmond proved to be the star player during Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first few months in charge, with his goals keeping Saints in the Premier League.

He ended the previous campaign as the club’s top scorer with nine goals, which also saw him earn fans’ player and players’ player of the year.

Speaking to Saints’ official website, Redmond said: “I’m really happy to have signed, and I'm just wanting to get the season up and going now.

“We've got a great group of players here, who I've been with for the last three years. I see them every single day and it's a pleasure to go out there and perform with them at the weekend and train hard with them every single week.

“I feel like we can hopefully build something special and to be a part of it for the next four years is good for me.”

Redmond initially joined Saints back in 2016 from Norwich and has gone on to play 129 times for the St Mary’s side.

His commitment to sign a new deal at the club shows that he believes in what manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is trying to do on the south coast.

And the Saints boss admitted his delight at tying the 25-year-old down on a long-term deal before the Premier League season gets underway against Burnley on Saturday.

Hasenhüttl said: “It is very good news for the club.

“He's a player who showed in the last season that he is very important for Southampton and I think it's a massive signal for the club, and for us all, that he wants to follow our way. It's a very positive day for us.”