Southampton target won't reunite with Tadic, signs new contract in Holland instead

FC Twente

Twente winger Jesus Corona has signed a new contract, despite rumours of a move to Southampton.

After making a great start to the Premier League season, Southampton are widely expected to add a few more signings in the January transfer window.

Three defeats in a row to Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United have dampened spirits slightly, but Ronald Koeman is still building something special on the South Coast.

The Dutchman used his knowledge of Eredivisie football to great effect this summer, bringing in Toby Alderweireld (ex-Ajax), Dusan Tadic (ex-Twente) and Graziano Pelle (ex-Feyenoord) - and all have impressed for the Saints so far.

Koeman still needs to add depth out wide, and rumours had linked him with another swoop on Dutch football, this time for Twente's Jesus Corona.

The Mexican winger has impressed this season, and having played alongside Tadic for Twente, reports suggested that Koeman was eyeing up a £2.5m bid for the 21-year-old - but he signed a new contract with Twente yesterday, keeping him at the club until 2018.

"I am delighted with this new contract," said Corona. "It expresses the confidence of the club and of the coaches. I've been getting used to the move from Mexico to the Netherlands, but now I feel in the right place. I feel that I have grown in recent months as a footballer. Alfred Schreuder [Twente manager] and the other coaches have played an important role."

That means that Koeman may have to look elsewhere for a new winger, with options certainly needed behind Tadic and Sadio Mane.

He may choose to swoop on the Netherlands again, but it won't be for Corona, who had pledged his future to Twente this week.

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