Report: Southampton make bid to reunite midfielder Tonny Vilhena with Koeman

Ronald Koeman

Southampton have reportedly made a bid to sign Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena.

According to Dutch website Voetbal International, Southampton have made a bid to sign Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena ahead of Monday's transfer deadline.

The Saints confirmed the sale of midfielder Jack Cork to Premier League rivals Swansea on Friday, and now manager Ronald Koeman looks set to try and replace the 25-year-old.

It appears that Vilhena, 20, is top of his wish list having worked with the youngster during his time as Feyenoord manager before moving on to Southampton last summer.

Koeman spent three years in charge of the Rotterdam club, and handed Vilhena his first team debut back in January 2012 - and now looks to reunite with him.

Voetbal International are reporting that Southampton submitted an official bid to Feyenoord on Friday, with Head of Football Development Les Reed discussing the deal with the Eredivisie outfit.

Vilhena made 74 appearances under Koeman, racking up ten goals and nine assists from midfield as he became an important player under the now-Saints boss.

It's therefore no wonder that Koeman wants to reunite with the Dutch Under-21 international, and whilst he may not offer the same physicality as Cork, he is better going forward - and could make the Saints even more impressive going forward.

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