The midfielder is backing Saints to become a top-flight force.
‚ÄúThe club is only going to go onwards and upwards,‚ÄĚ the 25-year-old, who last week agreed a two-year deal with League One side Preston, told the Daily Echo.
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs a passion behind the scenes that means they won‚Äôt stop until they achieve what they want.
‚ÄúThere is going to be a time where Southampton will be a force to be reckoned with in English football.
‚ÄúIn the next five years, I expect them to be right up there with the best of them.‚ÄĚ