Transfer news: Saphir Taïder in at Southampton with Dani Osvaldo moving out

Algeria midfielder arrives from Internazionale on a season-long loan

After seeing swathes of Southampton’s successful team of the last campaign heading for the exit at St Mary’s, new manager Ronald Koeman is starting to make his presence felt. Today the club announced the signing of the exciting Algeria midfielder Saphir Taïder from Internazionale on a season-long loan.

However, the deal means that another player is on the way out, albeit not permanently. The unsettled striker Dani Osvaldo moves in the opposite direction on the same basis, meaning that Southampton are still in dire need of extra resources.

The 22-year-old Taïder, who played in two matches at the World Cup, arrived at San Siro a year ago after spending two seasons at another Serie A club, Bologna.

“It’s part of our philosophy to bring in talented young players who like to learn and develop themselves and that’s true of Saphir,” said Koeman. “He can play as a controlled midfielder, but he can also move up around the box and up front.

“That’s a good thing for a coach or manager because it brings more possibilities to the players in the team. He brings competition to the squad. He can still learn some things, so we will train him and develop him this season.”

Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle and Ryan Bertrand have already been recruited following the departures of Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Calum Chambers and Dejan Lovren.

The south-coast club had been looking to offload their record signing Osvaldo. The Italian striker cost Southampton £15m a year ago, but was sent out on loan to Juventus in January following a three-match ban for violent conduct at Newcastle and a training-ground altercation with the defender Jose Fonte. The former Roma player then failed to turn up for pre-season training.

After raiding the ranks at Southampton, Liverpool announced another high-profile move today with the capture on loan of the Spanish defender Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid on a two-year deal. The 20-year-old right-back has been with La Liga champions Atletico since 2007 and has represented his country at youth levels.

 Manquillo, who was also part of the youth set-up at Real Madrid, is the seventh signing Liverpool have made this summer, following the arrival of the three Saints, Lambert, Lallana and Lovren, along with Emre Can, Lazar Markovic and Divock Origi.

The Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina finalised his move away from Anfield to the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Juventus defender Mauricio Isla has agreed to a season-long loan at Queen’s Park Rangers, and is awaiting confirmation of his work permit from the Football Association.

The 26-year-old Chilean, who has won 47 caps for his country and played in the World Cup, is QPR manager Harry Redknapp’s fourth acquisition as his side seek to consolidate after their promotion to the Premier League.

Nottingham Forest moved to placate manager Stuart Pearce after the sale of Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles to Newcastle earlier this week by breaking their transfer record to bring in striker Britt Assombalonga from Peterborough for £5m. The 21-year-old scored 33 goals for the League One side last season. Forest also spent £1.5m on winger Michail Antonio from Sheffield Wednesday.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence