Southampton's proud history of developing talent from within continued in a successful 2018/19 campaign.
Valery made 23 PL appearances while his superb strike against Manchester United, on his Premier League debut, was nominated for March's Carling Goal of the Month Award.
"I signed here because I knew it was one of the best Academies in the country," Valery told This is Premier League, the review of 2018/19. "They trust young players, they have great staff and facilities, a good training ground and they try and make you the best you can be if you work hard."
He made 12 PL appearances for Saints after keeping a clean sheet on his Premier League debut, a 0-0 draw at Chelsea in January.
"Academies have to take credit for the development of players across the country," he said. "They seem to be getting better every year and Southampton are renowned for that."