West Ham made clear bookies favourites to sign Southampton's Dusan Tadic

Southampton's Dusan Tadic has a shot at goal

West Ham have been made favourites to sign Southampton's Dusan Tadic.

Southampton's Dusan Tadic has a shot at goalSouthampton's Dusan Tadic has a shot at goal

West Ham are the clear favourites to sign Southampton attacker Dusan Tadic, according to bookies SkyBet.

At time of writing Tadic is 9/4 on to sign for the Hammers, and 4/11 to stay at Southampton.

Newcastle are the next side touted as a destination, at 12/1.

Southampton's Dusan Tadic in action with Sparta Prague's Michal KadlecSouthampton's Dusan Tadic in action with Sparta Prague's Michal Kadlec

Tadic is the 2016 Serbian Player of the Year and twice topped the Dutch Eredivisie for assists.

He has been at Southampton since 2014, where he was signed by ex-boss Ronald Koeman.

Tadic expressed his frustration late this season at being substituted regularly by Claude Puel.

Southampton's Dusan Tadic in action with Inter Milan's Gary MedelSouthampton's Dusan Tadic in action with Inter Milan's Gary Medel

This past season was a little underwhelming for him with Southampton struggling as an attacking force in general. Tadic scored three times and provided five assists.

A move at this stage of his career makes sense for the 28-year-old, and West Ham would present a new challenge, but from Southampton's point of view they should try and avoid selling to the Hammers.

West Ham are among the clubs competing for the same positions as Southampton, with just one point separating them in 2016/17, both hoping to break the glass ceiling above. 

Losing Tadic to the Hammers would only make their chances harder.

Tottenham's Eric Dier in action with Southampton's Dusan TadicTottenham's Eric Dier in action with Southampton's Dusan Tadic

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