Liverpool have signed Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton for £12.5m.

The Reds had a £10m bid for the England right-back rejected, but the 24-year-old has now agreed a five-year deal with the Premier League side.

“I’m delighted and it’s a dream move for me to come here and play for such a big club with all of its history,” Clyne told the club website. 

“As soon as Liverpool showed their interest in me, I was happy and just wanted the deal to go through.”

Clyne, who had a year left on his Saints contract, is Liverpool’s sixth signing of the summer.

He joins forwards Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings, midfielder James Milner, defender Joe Gomez and keeper Adam Bogdan as new arrivals for manager Brendan Rodgers.

“The gaffer has shown a lot of interest in me and this is a place where I can improve as a player, I think. It’s definitely a good opportunity to come here and try to fulfil my potential,” Clyne said.

“I’ve played at Anfield before and know what the atmosphere is all about. It’s a great atmosphere and will make me rise to the challenge. I’m really looking forward to it and hopefully it can push me on to putting on good performances.”