Bertrand ready to make his switch to Southampton permanent.
On-loan Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand has admitted he would like to join Southampton permanently when his temporary deal ends in the summer.
Bertrand has been in impressive form since arriving at St Mary’s and having essentially been deemed surplus to requirements by the Blues the left-back would welcome a move to the South Coast.
“I’m very happy here, playing week-in, week-out first and foremost. Playing the way we play, with these players, this manager and this coaching staff is getting the best out of me,” the 25-year-old was quoted by Setanta.
“Yeah definitely [I could join them permanently]. I’m enjoying my football here so we will see what the future holds.”
Bertrand has been a firm fixture in Ronald Koeman’s starting XI since arriving at the Saints over the summer and other than the match he was ineligible for against his parent side, has played every Premier League fixture for his new team.
The full-back has even managed to score twice during his 21 appearances in all competitions and it’s highly likely that Koeman would also be keen to land the England international permanently.
Bertrand came through the youth ranks at Stamford Bridge before progressing to the first team in 2006 and then was sent out on six different loan spells before his current period in Hampshire.