Southampton defender gets stands and rocking coaches with signature song on loan

SAINTS on loan Dynel Simeu has already rocked the stands and coaches at home with a signature song.

The 20-year-old centre-back has made just four League Two appearances for current side Tranmere Rovers, following a deadline day transfer.

Simeu is enjoying his second Ligue 2 loan after becoming a fan favorite in Carlisle United’s last campaign.

The Southampton local had hoped for a gradual move to Championship or League One level but again had to settle for regular minutes in the Fourth Division.

Simeu was instrumental as Tranmere kept consecutive clean sheets with 1-0 road wins at Salford City and Walsall United.

Simeu was on the bench for Ralph Hasenhuttl during Saints’ trip to Cambridge United in the EFL Cup, having taken part in the pre-season tour of Austria, but then played in the first four Premier League 2 matches of the season.

As he did at Carlisle United, he immediately joined the Tranmere fans and they are chanting his name – despite being a defender – in the ground and on the way home.

They chant: “Simeu, defender of one meter eighty, comes from Cameroon, he can not do anything. Simeu. Simeu.

The club are likely to retain a recall clause and could transfer Simeu to a Ligue 1 club if interest arises in January.

But he has consistently performed well over a full season of senior appearances and every minute adds to the growth of the former Chelsea man – who signed for the club last summer.

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