Premiership: Saphir Taider: Southampton swap Dani Osvaldo for Inter Milan star

Southampton have confirmed the signing of Inter Milan midfielder Saphir Taider, with club-record signing Dani Osvaldo going the other way.

Taider, 22, who played 25 times in Serie A last season, joins on a season-long loan.

The Algerian played against Belgium and Germany at the 2014 World Cup.

“It’s part of our philosophy to bring in talented young players, and Saphir fits that bill,” said Saints boss Ronald Koeman.

“I’ve spoken to him about the positions he can play in and he showed me real ambition. He brings competition to the squad.”

Both transfers have options in place for a permanent move next summer.

“Over the course of the year, we will make a decision about the future of the player,” Koeman added.

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