Nathaniel Clyne: I’m happy at Southampton

by Ben Topliss

Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne has indicated he may be prepared to stay at the club despite strong interest from Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal is on the lookout for a new right-back and Clyne has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Man United have also been boosted by the fact that the Englishman is yet to sign a new deal at St Mary’s.

However, the player himself appears to have put the rumours to bed by insisting that he is happy at Southampton.

Speaking about his future, Clyne said: “I’m enjoying my football for Southampton, playing week-in, week-out and it’s an up-and-coming club, so, yeah, I’m happy playing for Southampton and happy to stay at Southampton as well.”

Saints’ executive director of football, Les Reed, recently stated the “signs were good” that Clyne would sign a new deal at the club so perhaps he isn’t moving after all.

Antonio Valencia hasn’t looked comfortable on United’s right flank for large parts of this season and Rafael is out for the season with injured ribs, so United are expected to be in the market for a new right-back this summer.

Whether that is Clyne, Dani Alves or somebody else remains to be seen but it is a problematic area which United certainly need to improve.

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