Southampton defender Sam McQueen has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League side, per BBC Sport.
McQueen recently made his Premier League debut in a 3-1 victory against Burnley in October. Four days later he went on to make his first start for Southampton at the San Siro as they faced Inter Milan in the Europa League.
The 21-year-old said to the clubs official site: “It feels really good, as you’d expect. I’m delighted to sign a new deal with the club, having been here for so long already. “It has been years and years of hard work to get to this point. I’m really happy to be out on the pitch playing games for the first team. “The last couple of months have been amazing for me and this new contract really just rounds that off. Now it’s important that I keep working hard and make as much of an impression as I can.”
Southampton’s Executive Director of Football Les Reed said to the club’s official site: “We’ve been delighted with the way in which Sam has developed in recent months, becoming an important part of Claude Puel’s first-team squad.
“Having come through the club’s Academy alongside James Ward-Prowse and Harrison Reed, Sam is yet another example of our philosophy to bring players through from the Academy and into the first team.”