Report: Southampton poised to seal loan swoop for Benfica winger Filip Djuricic

Southampton are reportedly set to tie up the loan signing of Benfica winger Filip Djuricic.

According to the Daily Mail, Southampton are on the verge of signing Benfica winger Filip Djuricic on loan for the rest of the season.

Manager Ronald Koeman has also landed one wide man with the signing of Eljero Elia this month, but looks set to add another option in Djuricic.

The 22-year-old will be familiar to Koeman having been one of the Eredivise's most dangerous players with Heerenveen before his 2013 move to Benfica.

Having been overshadowed by his compatriot Lazar Markovic with Benfica, Djuricic scored just twice in 22 games for the Portuguese giants before heading to Bundesliga side Mainz on loan this season.

With just six league starts to his name, it hasn't quite gone to plan for the Serbian, and his representatives are poised to cancel his loan in Germany to complete a move to Southampton.

Djuricic is an international team mate of Dusan Tadic, and the two are known to be friends - as pictured above when Djuricic was at Heerenveen and Tadic was starring with Twente.

Now, they should get the chance to link up again, with the Daily Mail reporting that Djuricic will soon complete a move to the South Coast.

Koeman's transfer activity has already seen him use his knowledge of Dutch football; in the summer, he brought in Tadic from Twente and Graziano Pelle from Feyenoord, whilst Toby Alderweireld and Elia had experience in the Netherlands with Ajax and Twente respectively.

Djuricic is another one to add to that list, and scored 23 goals in his final two seasons with Heerenveen before his career stalled - and Koeman will be hoping to resurrect him, just as he has with Elia so far.

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