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Saints flop Emmanuel Mayuka leaves for FC Metz

The Zambian striker has finally left the club after Ronald Koeman said he had no future at Southampton.

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Zambian striker Emmanuel Mayuka has finally left Southampton as he moves to join Ligue 2 side FC Metz.

Saints manager Ronald Koeman had revealed to the press that Mayuka did not have a future at the club after he had failed to impress on the South Coast.

Mayuka, 24, joined Southampton from Swiss side Young Boys in 2012 but failed to make this mark in his lowly 16 league appearances which saw him not score a goal in the top tier of English football. In 2013-14, he was shipped out on loan at Sochaux, mustering four goals in 21 appearances.

The 2012 African Cup of Nations Golden Boot winner entered English football with some hype surrounding him. But, he ultimately failed to live up to the standards of a reliable Premier League striker.

Metz recently suffered relegation from Ligue 1 after finishing 19th in the 2014-15 season.