Southampton terminate Taider loan deal after a month

Reuters , Monday 1 Sep 2014

Algeria's Sofiane Feghouli, left, celebrates followed by his teammate Saphir Taider after scoring on a penalty kick during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Algeria at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Southampton have terminated Algeria international Saphir Taider's season-long loan from Inter Milan because the midfielder did not show the right commitment, the Premier League club said on Monday.

"The midfielder joined Saints for the 2014/15 campaign but, having failed to live up to the high levels of commitment expected of Southampton players, that arrangement has been cut short," the club said in a statement on their website (

The 22-year-old joined Saints last month as part of a swap deal that saw club record signing Dani Osvaldo head to the San Siro on a year's loan.

Taider, whose arrival had been met with great optimism on the south coast after being part of an impressive Algeria squad at the World Cup, made one first-team appearance in a friendly against Bayer Leverkusen.

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