Southampton have made their third transfer of the summer time after bringing in goalkeepers Mateusz Lis and Gavin Bazunu by including Armel Bella-Kotchap. The Saints confirmed on their official website that the 20-year-old had signed a four-year cope with the membership.
No payment was said by the membership, however David Ornstein reported that VfL Bochum would obtain within the area of €10m for the German defender. Successful the two. Bundesliga final season with Bochum, he took to the Bundesliga nicely and helped Bochum preserve their first division standing.
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Who’s Armel Bella-Kotchap?
He made his debut in 2019 with Bochum within the second division, turning into a daily within the 2020-21 season. Bodily imposing and aggressive together with his defending, he will probably be menace to attackers in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s urgent system. In his first top-flight season he made 20 begins, going via a short interval on the bench in November and December earlier than returning to the line-up.
The place he struggles extra is on the ball and Bella-Kotchap has but to show a consolation on the ball that many managers like from their central defenders.