Southampton: Saints Striker will be signing a contract extension

Shane Long is going to be sticking around on the South Coast for another two years as he will sign an extension with the club soon.

According to the telegraph, The Irish international and Southampton are on the verge of agreeing to a new contract that will see the striker stay with the club for a couple more years.

Long, has had a bit of a renaissance season despite still not scoring at a clip you would expect from a striker. He is the perfect strike partner for Danny Ings because Long is so willing to run and do the dirty work that sets up his teammates for success.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 05: Shane Long of Southampton celebrates with teammate Danny Ings after scoring his team’s first goal during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 05, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

He is truly one of the more selfless players in football and you can see how happy he is for his teammates when they score. If you had not seen who scored that goal you would have thought it was Long himself each and every time.

I believe it is a smart move for the club to keep Long around for another season or two to allow players like Obafemi and Adams develop more and really understand their role within Hasenhuttl’s system. He likely is not going to cost the club very much when it comes to his wages and he understands his role.

I look forward to seeing the Long and Ings partnership flourish for the foreseeable future and hopefully he starts to pick up some goals along the way as well.