Saints land Vignal
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lens left-back Gregory Vignal has joined Southampton on a season-long loan.Lens left-back Gregory Vignal has joined Southampton on a season-long loan following a successful trial.
Vignal trained with The Saints earlier this month and impressed manager George Burley during his time at the club.
Burley has taken Vignal to St Mary's initially on loan with a view to signing the 26-year-old permanently next summer.
The Frenchman is pleased to be returning to England having previously had spells with Liverpool and Saints' local rivals Portsmouth.
"I am delighted to have signed and to be back in English football - and I am very happy to be here," Vignal told the club's official website.
"Southampton is a good club with a lot of quality and George Burley wanted me which is very important to me.
"I have signed a year loan with an option so if we go up then maybe I can stay longer."