Southampton transfer news: Terms agreed for teenage Bordeaux striker Sekou Mara

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Sekou Mara Bordeaux Credit: PA Images
Sekou Mara Bordeaux Credit: PA Images

Southampton have reached an agreement with Bordeaux to sign teenage striker Sekou Mara, the French club have announced.

The 19-year-old will undergo a medical and finalise personal terms with the Saints after the two clubs agreed a transfer fee, believed to be in the region of £11million.

The bid consists of £9.4m paid up front with a further £1.6m in bonuses. There is also an additional 10 percent fee from a potential future sale of the striker.

Bordeaux said on Twitter: “Agreement in principle with Southampton FC for the transfer of @S_Mvrv. The striker will go to England in order to pass his medical examination and sign his contract.”

Mara had been linked with Premier League rivals Leeds and Newcastle, plus German side Borussia Monchengladbach. However, Southampton appear to have won the race for his signature.

Mara scored six goals in 26 Ligue 1 appearances last season for Bordeaux. However, his side were relegated from the top flight after finishing bottom of the table.

The France Under-21 international broke into the first team at Bordeaux in February 2021 and has scored a total of seven goals in 35 appearances in all competitions.

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