Josh Sims: Remember the name!
Southampton have a new young star and before Sunday it seems fair to say that very few football fans had heard of Josh Sims.
Just 19, Sims was handed his Premier League debut by Claude Puel on Sunday for Southampton’s home match against Everton.
And, Sims was super impressive for Southampton, notching an assist for Charlie Austin within a minute of the game kicking off.
Sims admits assist was a shot
After the game, Sims told the BBC that his assist for Austin was a shot, but we doubt anyone will really care as Southampton beat the Toffees and Ronald Koeman 1-0.
Southampton’s youth system has been lauded in the past and it looks like the club that produced Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and many others has done it again.
Sims played 84 minutes for Southampton and was awarded the man of the match award for his performance.
Twitter took a keen interest in Sims, who was trending for much of the game that was shown live by Sky Sports in the UK.
And, many wondered when Liverpool will be buying the Southampton attacking midfielder.
— Fresh Saints (@FreshSaints) November 27, 2016
Well played Josh Sims. An excellent performance from yet another exciting prospect from the Southampton academy.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 27, 2016
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 27, 2016
Within just 40 seconds of his Premier League debut Josh Sims has grabbed an assist for Saints, ahead of his £25m move to Liverpool in 2019.
— Coral (@Coral) November 27, 2016
Name: Josh Sims
Time needed to assist: 41 seconds
— Virgin Media (@virginmedia) November 27, 2016
"He's one of our own…"
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) November 27, 2016
— Izzy Horsefield (@IzzyHorsefield) November 27, 2016
Enjoyed that! We have our soul back. Great to see Josh Sims given his debut. Other academy players know they have a chance #SaintsFC
— Ed Chamberlin (@chamberlinsport) November 27, 2016
Josh Sims showing why Koeman's ignorance towards youth gave a positive spin to his departure. #saintsfc
— Chris Rann (@crstig) November 27, 2016
BREAKING: Liverpool have made a £35m bid for Southampton's Josh Sims after the 19-year old impressed on his debut.
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) November 27, 2016
Liverpool already getting funny ideas about Josh Sims
— Shane McKerral (@LDLC_ShAnE) November 27, 2016
Josh Sims what a debut, he'll be brilliant for Liverpool one day
— Josh Wilson (@JoshWilson51) November 27, 2016
Liverpool have already signed Josh Sims.
— #RR (@RasclartRico) November 27, 2016