Southampton confirm exit of Alex Jankewitz to Young Boys

Southampton confirm exit of Alex Jankewitz to Young Boys with teenage midfielder leaving St Mary’s after straight red card against Manchester United just 79 seconds into his debut

  • Southampton have sold teenager Alex Jankewitz to Swiss club Young Boys 
  • The Switzerland-born midfielder, 19, joined the Saints’ academy in 2018 
  • In his first and only Saints start Jankewitz received a straight red card
  • The youngster was given a chance against Manchester United at Old Trafford 

Southampton have sold teenager Alex Jankewitz to Swiss club Young Boys for an undisclosed fee.

The Switzerland-born midfielder, 19, joined the Saints’ academy in 2018 from Geneva-based side Servette and went on to make three first-team appearances.

Jankewitz was shown a red card in the early stages of the 9-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester United in February – the last time he played for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

Southampton have sold teenager Alex Jankewitz to Swiss club Young Boys

A statement on Southampton’s website read: ‘The club would like to thank Alex for his efforts during his time as a Southampton player and wish him well for the future.’

Jankewitz is hoping to kickstart his career with Young Boys, who are now managed by former Huddersfield and Schalke boss David Wagner.

‘The move to YB is exactly the right step for me to develop at a high level,’ Jankewitz said on his new club’s website.

Jankewitz was shown a red card in the early stages of the 9-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester United in February

‘There are numerous examples from the last few years of players who have made great progress at YB in a comparable situation.

‘I’m really looking forward to playing nationally and internationally with my new team-mates.’

Southampton, who start the new Premier League season at Everton on August 14, have been linked with a summer move for Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong.




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