Oludare Olufenwa has signed a new two-year contract with Southampton to remain at the ST Mary until June 2022.
The English born of Nigerian heritage who has been described as comfortable with the ball and could deal with anyone in 1v1 sitaution signed an extension on Tuesday.
The club in statement said he got the new deal because he was more than deserving and that the deal would further give room to grow.
According to Dave Osman who is Southampton U-23 head coach said: “He had a frustrating start to the season being injured.
“But he is an athletic defender who has shown an ability to deal with 1v1 situations as well as being comfortable on the ball.
“He has demonstrated good leadership abilities on and off the field and we are delighted he has extended his stay at the club.”
The academy directore Matt Hall also had his say on him: “Dare has shown real promise in his first year as a young professional.
“Giving him a two-year commitment provides him with time to develop further in our environment. He is someone who is really young within his age group and patience could be key to his development.
“He has been with the football club since an early age and we believe he has a great opportunity to showcase his ability in the next couple of years.”
Oludare Olufenwa, 18, a defender, who is eligible to play for Nigeria has had training sessions with the Southampton senior team.
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