Southampton have completed the signing of Standard Liege winger Moussa Djenepo.
Mali winger Djenepo has joined on a five-year deal after Southampton agreed a deal worth an initial £10.5m rising to £13.5m with Belgium’s Liege.
The two clubs reached an agreement earlier this month clearing Djenepo, 20, to undergo a medical.
And his arrival as Southampton’s first summer signing has now been announced after the south coast club received confirmation Djenepo had been granted his work permit.
Left winger Djenepo, who has eight caps for his country, had a standout campaign this season, playing 38 times for Liege scoring 11 goals and setting up six more to help his club finish third and qualify for the Europa League.
He said: ‘It is something I am very proud of. It’s a dream come true. Southampton is a great club and I am very happy.
‘It’s a good club that is progressing, it has great facilities, and it’s a place that can help me to really kick on and progress.
‘I am looking forward to it and I want to get to know my new family. I can’t wait to be around my new teammates and work hard alongside them.’
Manager Hasenhuttl said: ‘He is an exciting player, with tremendous pace and good finishing abilities, who we have watched closely for some time.
‘We have been impressed with how he has adapted to football in Europe and the impact he has had in many games, and we had an interest in him as recently as January, so I am pleased we are able to bring him into the club.
‘He combines his quality with a good mentality and he is the right profile of player that we want to sign – still in the early part of his career, already with a lot of talent, but also with a great amount of potential that I believe we can help him to fulfil.
‘I think he will be an excellent fit for our style of play and shape, and these are the important characteristics we must look for.
‘It is about getting this right sort of quality, not quantity – we must maximise the use of this window by spending our money in the right way and on the right type of player, and this is a very strong start.’