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Southampton closing in on winger?

The Serbian attacking midfielder could join countryman Dusan Tadic in Ronald Koeman's team.

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Southampton's attack looks like it's about to get a fair bit more potent, as they're getting close to a loan deal for Benfica-owned attacking midfielder Filip Djuricic.

The Serbian international, currently on loan at Mainz in Germany, is a versatile 23-year-old attacker who hasn't been enjoying the best of times this season, only playing limited minutes in the Bundesliga on what was supposed to be a loan to gain experience. Playing for Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, it at least looks like Djuricic would have much better opportunities, especially playing next to fellow Serbian international Dusan Tadic, who has been very successful in his first season in England.

The deal is believed to be close, but would still be somewhat complicated to finalize, and Djuricic's loan with Mainz has to be canceled before Benfica can send him to Southampton. That could cause complications, mostly just because nothing can ever be smooth or easy.

Southampton had been hoping to pair the signing of Djuricic with former Koeman disciple Tonny Vilhena, but the Dutch midfielder will be staying at Feyenoord.