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Southampton sign free agent Boruc

September 22, 2012
By ESPN staff

Southampton have signed former Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc on a free transfer until the end of the season.

Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has signed for Southampton
PA PhotosFormer Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has signed for Southampton

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Boruc, 32, made his name during his five-year spell in Scotland and left Serie A side Fiorentina in the summer.

The Poland international has now joined Saints for the rest of the season, providing competition to club captain Kelvin Davis and 20-year-old Paulo Gazzaniga.

Boruc told his new club's official website: "I'm looking forward to playing in the best league in the world while I'm playing here at Southampton.

"I missed football, so I'm really glad that I'm here and I've finally found the club I was looking for. My dreams are coming true. I've been talking about this for a long time, and finally I'm here in the Premier League."

Saints manager Nigel Adkins said: "We're very pleased. Artur has great experience from Celtic and Fiorentina, and from playing from the national team in Poland.

"He now gives us a third goalkeeper in the building, which is important because the potential for injuries and people getting sent off means we have to cover ourselves. He gives us great back-up and competition.

"Paulo is a very young goalkeeper and he did ever-so-well for us today, and everyone knows how much I rate Kelvin - what a great character he is and how important he's been in what we've done here at Southampton.

"Artur now comes in as a third goalkeeper with a vast amount of experience."