Benali, who spent 16 years at Saints playing in Shawâ€™s left back role, believes the clubâ€™s newest high class academy graduate is destined for a superb career.
â€śI want his future at Southampton football club,â€ť Benali told the Daily Echo.
â€śHeâ€™s come through the ranks of the club and his performances and maturity that he showed for such a young player last season was amazing.
â€śLuke was certainly one of the highlights of the season.
â€śHeâ€™s cemented the position as his own with the performances heâ€™s put in.
â€śMyself, along with every other Saints fan in the world, is looking forward to see him continuing to play in a Saints shirt.â€ť