Southampton have announced defender Kyle Davies is returning to America after agreeing a four-year deal with MLS side Real Salt Lake. Southampton only had a contract with Davies until the end of the season so enabling the young defender to return to the USA, Southampton were able to make something out of the deal.

"We were approached and we knew Kyle was coming to the end of his contract," said Saints boss Mark Wotte. "This deal meant we were able to get some compensation and he was able to sign a four-year deal and chose to move back home. We felt Kyle was not quite ready for the first team, but we wish him well. He has a great mentality and I think the MLS will be good for him."