Cropper signs with Southampton

Cropper signs with Southampton

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Cropper signs with Southampton

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It is official. An American has secured a move to a Premiership club on deadline day, but it might not be who you would orginally think of.

U.S. Under-20 men's national team goalkeeper Cody Cropper has signed with Premiership club Southampton, Cropper's agent confirmed to SBI on Friday. The 19-year-old Cropper had most recently been with Ipswich Town in England's second tier, but he was surprisingly released earlier this year.

Cropper is unlikely to see much playing time as Kelvin Davis is the solidified starter for the Saints, but the young American could compete with 20-year-old Argentine Paulo Gazzaniga for the primary back-up spot.

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