1 New Southampton striker Graziano Pelle Southampton have completed the transfer of Feyenoord striker Graziano Pelle for a fee in the region of £9million.The 28-year-old joins FC Twente’s Dusan Tadic in making the move to St Mary’s and is reunited for a third time with former manager Ronald Koeman.Pelle scored 55 times in 66 matches under the Dutchman at the Feyenoord and the pair also previously worked togther at AZ Alkmaar.“I’m really happy that it’s finally signed,” said the Italian forward.“I had some teams interested in me, but this is going to be the best choice for me because the club wants to keep improving every year.“The talks between us were only short in terms of how long it took to convince each other. I was pretty sure that, for me, this would be a great step.“[Ronald] Koeman and I worked together for two amazing years at Feyenoord, and I hope that it will be the same here.“There are many good things about this club other than the trainer. The Premier League is amazing, and Southampton is showing year-by-year that it wants to improve.“Last year, everyone in Europe was impressed by the performances of the team, and it’s clear that the club is growing. It’s great to be here.”Koeman had indicated on Friday in his first press conference as Southampton manager a deal for Pelle was close and he was delighted to welcome the 28-year-old to the club.“I had Graziano in my team for my last two years at Feyenoord. He scored a lot of goals – more than 50 in two seasons – and they brought a lot of points to the club,” the Dutch manager said.“Goals mean points, and we needed a good player in that position after Rickie Lambert left. In terms of his qualities, he’s a tall striker with a lot of movement and he’s fast.“He’s a player who gives confidence to the team because he keeps the ball, and he’s very dangerous in front of goal. He’s almost 29 years old, so he brings a little bit of experience to a young team.“Overall, we’re pleased to have brought in Graziano after signing Dušan Tadi? earlier this week. This shows we are committed to strengthening the team and progressing after last season.“We know that we need some more players because we haven’t occupied all of the positions. We need more players to bring the squad to where we need and expect.”A second arrival is a boost for Saints fans, who have been fearing the worst after watching captain Adam Lallana and striker Rickie Lambert join Liverpool with Dejan Lovren also keen on a move to Anfield and left-back Luke Shaw sealing a switch to Manchester United.