Saints to complete Saganowski transfer

June 10, 2007

Southampton are expected to complete the permanent signing of Marek Saganowski early next week after taking up their first option on the striker.

The 28-year-old Poland international joined Saints on loan from French side Troyes in January and helped fire them to the Coca-Cola Championship play-offs with 10 goals in 13 games.

Southampton negotiated first refusal on Saganowski, and according to Troyes' official website the south-coast club have now confirmed their intention to sign the popular frontman on a permanent basis.

Saganowski, who has a year left on his Troyes contract and was also linked with a move to Burnley, is likely to cost Saints around £700,000.