Five facts on new Southampton signing Filip Djuricic

Southampton completed the loan signing of Filip Djuricic from Benfica on deadline day.

Ronald Koeman strengthened his squad with the loan signing of Serbian international Filip Djuricic on transfer deadline day. The midfielder who turned 23-years-old on Friday has joined on a loan deal till the end of the season.

Koeman has had great success with his signings at the club so far, so much so that it has seen them take everyone by surprise and be in with a chance of a top four finish. Jack Cork left the club to join Swansea last week, and the acquisition of Djuricic replaces the hole left in midfield by him.

Here are five facts you may not know about the new man for The Saints:

1) The Serbian started his professional career in his homeland with FK Radnički Obrenovac, a club whom he went on to represent 15 times before moving on.

2) He had previously been involved with the youth academies at Red Star Belgrade and Olympiakos.

3) He spent three years at Dutch side SC Heerenveen between January 2010 and February 2013. This has been his most successful spell; during which he scored 20 goals before leaving along with Miralem Sulejmani to join Benfica.

4) Chances at Benfica have been limited and during the first half of this season he played in the Bundesliga with Mainz.

He has 19 caps for the Serbian national side since making his debut three years ago. He has scored four goals in that time.


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