Ronald Koeman: 'Dusan Tadic can fill Adam Lallana void'

Ronald Koeman backs Southampton's latest recruit Dusan Tadic to fill the void left by Adam Lallana.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has backed new signing Dusan Tadic to successfully replace Adam Lallana at St Mary's Stadium.

The former FC Twente man signed a four-year deal with the Saints this week as the South Coast club reinvested some of the £25m received from Lallana's move to Liverpool.

"We're very happy that Tadic is coming in. He's a great player," he told the club's official website.

"He's 25 and he has a great future, and I think he can now reach the level that we need and a player needs to be at in the Premier League.

"When we lost a great player in Lallana, we were looking for a similar player in that position, and we've found it."

Tadic signed on for a fee in the region of £10m.

Dusan Tadic of Twente in action during the Eredivisie match between RKC Waalwijk and FC Twente at the Mandemakers Stadion on December 20, 2013
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