Southampton acknowledged left-back Ryan Bertrand’s four year anniversary at St Mary’s Stadium yesterday.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) July 30, 2018
The 28-year-old former Chelsea defender was certainly well travelled during his career at Stamford Bridge, taking in loan spells with Bournemouth, Oldham, Norwich, Reading, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa before he finally arrived with us and having impressed in his spell back in 2014/15 we turned the deal permanent in the January of that year.
For the return of a reported £10million transfer fee, he’s now notched up 119 starting appearances with a single showing from the bench and he’s even chipped in with four goals in his time with us along with a couple of assists.
2017/18 wasn’t a great year for him, but that goes for plenty at the club and he lost out on his England spot for the Russia World Cup but plenty expect him to bounce back with a vengeance this year.
I’ll ignore what I’ll call valid criticisms from social media here and just focus on the positive reactions the clubs’ tweet received.
Love him. Proud to have as a saint. Every time I have spoken to him, he has always spoken like he is proud to be here too. Big love Berty. ????
— Les' Lamborghini (@saintbannerman) July 30, 2018
Feels much longer. One of our best players and should’ve gone to Russia.
— . (@PivotalProwsey) July 30, 2018
Can see Bertie having a cracking season under Hughes ????????
— Art68????⚪️ (@ArthurCogger) July 30, 2018
Wouldn't mind having him for another 4 years! #bestsigninginawhile
— Tanmay (@foreversaint_) July 30, 2018
Been a great player for the club….Ignore the negative vibes, we could not have signed better.
— Shaun Cousens (@Cuzthesaint) July 30, 2018
We are lucky to have him
— Debbie (@SFC_Debs) July 30, 2018
Good luck this season @ryanbertrand3
— ••: Ash :•• (@THE_SA1NTS) July 30, 2018
Pound for Pound this has to be one of our best signings since returning to the PL. Fully expecting a great season ahead for Bertie.
— Lee V (@SaintLee_) July 30, 2018
— Drexl Leroux (@Drexl_Leroux) July 30, 2018
I love this man ????????
— Jonathan Hart (@JHART_SFC) July 30, 2018