Premier League club Southampton have completed the signing of FC Twente midfielder Dusan Tadic on a four-year-deal.

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tadic ddThe move has been rumoured ever since former Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman took over at Saint Mary’s last month, but was finally completed today for a fee of €14 million.

Tadic moved to Netherlands in 2011, joining Groningen, and after two impressive seasons FC Twente snapped him up for €7.7 million. With Twente, Tadic developed into one of the best players in the Eredivisie, scoring 28 league goals in 66 league appearances.

The 25-year-old who can either play on the wing or in the centre of midfield has 25 caps for the Serbian national team.

After signing a deal Tadic told the official Southampton website, “It is a really nice feeling to sign. This is a really nice club of which I have heard a lot of good things about.

“I have already seen the beautiful training centre and there are lots of nice people that work here including the coaches so I am really happy to be here.

“I watched a lot of (Southampton’s) games last season and saw that the club plays really nice football which will suit me because I like to play in the same way.

“The manager obviously knows me from the Dutch league so, when he called me and told me his plan, it was an easy decision to make.

“I know the manager well because he is one of the biggest Dutch legends in football – everyone knows him.

“He is a really good coach and you can always expect his teams to play well because he is leading them and because he is so good tactically. I am really excited to start playing for the club.”

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