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Graziano Pelle delighted with Southampton move

Southampton have completed the signing of Feyenoord striker Graziano Pelle.

The Italian has penned a three-year deal with the Saints, leaving Feyenoord and following former boss Ronald Koeman to the south coast.

The 28-year-old scored 27 goals for the Rotterdam club in the 2013/14 season and will be viewed as a replacement for Rickie Lambert, who moved to Liverpool earlier in the summer.

"I'm really happy that it's finally signed," Pelle told his new club's official website.

"I had some teams interested in me, but this is going to be the best choice for me because the club wants to keep improving every year.

"The talks between us were only short in terms of how long it took to convince each other. I was pretty sure that, for me, this would be a great step.

"[Ronald] Koeman and I worked together for two amazing years at Feyenoord, and I hope that it will be the same here.

"There are many good things about this club other than the trainer. The Premier League is amazing, and Southampton is showing year by year that it wants to improve."

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