Southampton agree deals for Eredivisie duo

FC Twente

Southampton have agreed transfer fees with Eredivisie clubs Feyenoord and FC Twente for Graziano Pellè and Dušan Tadić respectively.

Ronald Koeman looks set to go double Dutch, as announcements for two new recruits at St. Mary's appear imminent.

The Dutchman, who left Feyenoord in May, is preparing to add Eredivisie pair Graziano Pellè and Dušan Tadić to a weakened Southampton squad, following the departures of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert.

Voetbal International report that the Saints have agreed a deal for Italian striker Pellè worth €8 million to current club Feyenoord, whilst it is also reported that the south coast club have struck a deal worth in the region of £10 million with FC Twente for the services of Dušan Tadić.

Dušan Tadić was hailed by Saints boss Koeman as arguably the best player in the Eredivisie last season, whilst he has gone on record on numerous occasions to reiterate his desire to bring Graziano Pellè to his new club.

Tadić, 25, is a Serbian international midfielder who scored sixteen times in thirty-three games last season for Twente, and created more chances than any other player in the Eredivisie.

Pellè, 28, has been far from prolific in his career pre-Feyenoord, but Koeman appeared to get the best out of the striker, with the Italian netting fifty-five times in sixty-six appearances for the Rotterdam club.

It is expected that both players will agree personal terms with the Saints, with both thought to be keen on a switch to the Premier League.

Southampton hope to announce the completion of the deals before the end of the week, before pressing on with further business as Ronald Koeman's prepares to rebuild a team which has fragmented since the departure of former boss Mauricio Pochettino.

The exits of Lambert, Lallana and Shaw raised in the region of £60 million in transfer fees, which Executive Director Les Reed pledged would be reinvested in the first-team set-up.

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