Dusan Tadic secures move from Southampton to Ajax

Ajax have signed Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic on a four-year deal for a fee of around £10m.

Sky Sports News reported earlier on Wednesday that the Dutch side was about to secure the Serbia international.

The 29-year-old, who arrived at Southampton in July 2014, had revealed recently that he was keen on returning to the Netherlands, having previously played in Eredivisie for FC Twente and Groningen.

Tadic is set to play in a winner-takes-all clash against Brazil on Wednesday night for a place in the last 16 at the World Cup.

He has signed a contract that starts on July 1 and will run until June 30, 2022.

Ajax will pay a fee of 11.4m Euros (around £10m) which could increase up to around £11.5m.

Ajax director Marc Overmars said described the arrival of Dusan Tadic as “considerable quality”.

Overmars added: “He can be used in multiple positions, both on the midfield and up front. His experience is also important for the many young players we already have.

“He is a ‘winner’ and you would love to have that type of player.”

The Saints look set to sign a replacement, though, having agreed a fee with Basel for young winger Mohamed Elyounoussi believed to be in the region of £16m.

Tadic finished top of Southampton’s goals and assists last season and scored twice in the win against Bournemouth which inspired their late climb out of the relegation zone.