Southampton sign South American midfielder

Southampton have completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Guilherme do Prado from Italian side Cesena.

Southampton have completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Guilherme do Prado from Italian side Cesena.

Saints boss Alan Pardew beat off competition from Roma and Chievo to land the 28-year-old on a five-month loan deal with the option of a permanent switch in January.

"I was looking forward to what was going to be a very exciting season playing in Serie A, and although there was interest in me from other Serie A clubs, as soon as I heard Southampton were interested I knew I had to come here," do Prado told the club's official website.

"I have always wanted to play in England and at the highest possible level."

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