Liverpool striker, Danny Ings on Thursday joined Southampton.
Ings, who was also linked with Crystal Palace, signed a season-long loan deal with the Hampshire.
The England international struggled with injuries throughout his time at Anfiel.
He made just 25 appearances for the Reds over the course of three seasons.
“There was significant competition for Danny, with a lot of clubs keen to complete a deal for him, so we’re clearly delighted that he chose to join us,” Southampton manager, Mark Hughes told the club’s official website.
“We have admired him for some time now, not only for his ability, but also his character and personality, which we feel will be an ideal fit in our dressing room.
“He’s obviously a local boy, who gives us another excellent option up front.
“He didn’t get to play as much as he would have liked at Liverpool, but he has been injury-free for some time now and has a real point to prove.
“It’s a great boost for us on the eve of the season to bring another quality player into the squad, and we’re excited about what he can bring to the group.”Source: