Date: 1st October 2019 at 6:30am
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31-year-old Southampton and Japanese centre-half, Maya Yoshida, needs no introduction at St Mary’s following his long association with the club after his arrival from VVV Venlo back in August 2012.

Having arrived for a snip £2.5million all those years ago, Yoshida has established himself as a modern day legend with well over 150 appearances to his name, and so far in the 2019/20 campaign, he’s featured six times for Austrian manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. In recent weeks he’s been a regular member of the starting XI, and despite the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, he came in for plenty of praise from the fans on social media.

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With Yoshida’s deal slowly coming to an end, for plenty in the fanbase they feel he’s already shown enough to see the club and Hasenhuttl hang him a new extension, as he has plenty of years left in his legs yet.

Even if we are pivoting to youth more under the new gaffer, there’s still a place for experience and Yoshida never fails to give his all, it’s why he’s so liked.

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