English Premiership

Tadic signs new deal with Saints

2016-08-12 17:15
Everton's Leon Osman and Southampton's Dusan Tadic, left, battle for the ball (AP)

Cape Town - Serbia international, Dusan Tadic, has renewed his contract with Southampton, according to an announcement by the club on Friday.

The winger has inked a new four-year deal to remain at the St Mary's until 2020.

"Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce that Dusan Tadic has signed a new four-year contract," the Saints confirmed.

Tadic is "pleased" with the new deal and believes that he has taken the best decision to remain with the Saints for another four years having enjoyed "two beautiful years" at the club.

"I am really pleased. I have had two beautiful years here and a great connection with the supporters and everyone in the club all the players and the staff.

"I am really happy that I have signed a new contract. The club showed a lot of effort to keep me. There were also other possibilities, but we recognised that the best is that I stay in Southampton, and I want to mention they put in a lot of effort for that, and I appreciate that," he said.

Executive Director of Football at Southampton, Les Reed, expressed happiness that the club have been able to add the Serbian to the list of players who have committed their future with the Saints.

“I am delighted that we have strengthened our commitment with Dusan, and that he has added his name to the list of players to have signed new long-term contracts in recent months. Dusan has been an important part of our success in the past two seasons, with his creativity offering the team a valuable dimension.

“However, it is not just his ability that makes him a key part of the squad, but also his commitment, determination and focus.I am confident that, under the guidance of Claude Puel, he will continue to flourish and be a central component of the squad not only this season, but in the years to come,” Reed said.

Tadic, 27, has been a key man for the Saints in his two-year spell at the club so far. He has scored 13 goals and contributed 21 assists since joining from FC Twente in 2014.

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