Report: Southampton make £6m bid for Legia Warsaw star Ondrej Duda

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Southampton have reportedly made a £6m bid for Legia Warsaw star Ondrej Duda.

According to The Sun, Southampton have lodged a £6m bid to sign Legia Warsaw midfielder Ondrej Duda at the end of the season.

The Saints lost 2-1 to Sunderland on Saturday, which leaves them trailing Tottenham in the race for a top six finish, which is tinged with disappointment after the great start under Ronald Koeman this season.

Regardless, it's still been a superb debut campaign for Koeman, who had to recover from the losses of Calum Chambers, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert.

This summer, he may be faced with a similar situation with Morgan Schneiderlin, with the Frenchman no doubt hot property after his superb season.

According to The Sun, Koeman is already preparing for the worst case scenario, and has lined up Legia Warsaw star Duda as a potential replacement for Schneiderlin.

Duda, 20, has emerged as one of the brightest young playmakers in Europe this season, hitting eight goals in 31 games in Poland since moving from Kosice last year.

Now, it's reported that Southampton have made a bid of £6m as they try to lure Duda to the Premier League - something which the twice-capped Slovakian international would surely relish so soon into his fledgling career.

More attack-minded than Schneiderlin, Duda is highly-rated, and would fit into Southampton's budget as they prefer to mould their own young stars rather than pay big money for established players, a model which has served them well in recent years.

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