SOUTH African-born midfielder Kegs Chauke has joined Burton Albion on a two-year deal from Southampton.
Chauke joined the Saints in 2017 signing his first professional contract in 2020.
He made his debut for Southampton in an FA Cup victory over Shrewsbury Town in January 2021, and made eight appearances in the EFL Trophy with their U21 side over three seasons.
In 2020 he was part of South Africa’s provisional squad for the Tokyo Olympics.
Brewers manager Dino Maamria said: "He's someone we have chased for a while as he's a real talent. He's a dynamic midfielder who is technically very good. We are lucky to have him as we have beaten off some competition from some top clubs in League One.
"He decided to come to us because he knows we develop young players and make them better. He will give us energy and quality on the ball as well.
"We took Mark Helm in January and you can see how much he has improved and Kegs is in the same mould.
"There's no doubt about it that he will be playing at Championship level in a few years."
Chauke said: "I’m glad to be here and to have gotten the deal finally over the line.
“I think this is a good step for me and I want to show the fans and the manager that I can do well for this club.
“With the way the club is run it’s going to be a good place to settle in and hopefully kick on.”