Saints finalise retained list

By SFC Media Sat 17 May FDSC

Southampton Football Club can today confirm that three players have been released at the end of their contracts, while five have been offered new deals.

Guly do Prado, Jonathan Forte and Lee Barnard depart the Club, while Cody Cropper, Lloyd Isgrove, Sam McQueen, Omar Rowe and Jake Sinclair have been offered new contracts having all been involved with the First Team this season.

Guly leaves after four seasons with Southampton, during which he made 118 appearances and scored 23 goals as the Club climbed from League 1 to a top-half finish in the Barclays Premier League.

Barnard and Forte both played their parts in helping Saints win back-to-back promotions, but have found opportunities limited in the top division and have spent time out on loan in the Football League over the past few seasons.

Meanwhile, a number of players from Southampton's Development Squad and Academy have also been informed that they will not be offered new contracts at the end of their current deals.

From the Development Squad, Matt Young, Joe Curtis and Andy Robinson will depart the Club as their professional contracts will not be renewed.

Jamal Branker and Fraser Colmer have also been informed they will be released at the end of their three-year scholarships as they will not be offered professional terms.

In addition, Corby Moore has joined newly-founded North American Soccer League side Indy Eleven after being informed his professional contract would not be extended.

Under-18s Charlie Higgins and James White have reached the end of their two-year scholarships and have not been given pro deals.

Tom Leggett and Isaac Nehemie have joined Aston Villa on professional terms after also being informed that their time at Southampton had come to an end.

Southampton Football Club would like to thank those players leaving for their efforts whilst representing the Club, and wishes them all the very best for the future.

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