Dusan Tadic: The signing of the summer

Tadic has become an instant favourite at St. Mary's (©GettyImages)

Dusan Tadic's impressive start at Southampton has made him the best signing made by any club in the Premier League this summer.

The Serbian joined the Saints from FC Twente for around £10million and new manager Ronald Koeman has intelligently built his team around the assist machine.

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The Dutch manager has had his faith repaid already by Tadic, who has taken the English league by storm with two goals and eight assists in his first ten matches in red and white.

Assist machine

Whilst Tadic was renowned for his creative ability at Twente, question marks were raised about whether he had the ability to continue the chance-creation at a bigger club.

With 15 assists in 2012/13 and 14 to his name the following year, the front-man led the assist tables in Holland and was brought to the South coast to replicate that excellent form. Tadic has wasted no time in proving that he has the class and ability to mix it with the best, leading the Premier League assist table alongside Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas with seven a-piece after creating four goals in this weekends 8-0 victory over Sunderland.

Attracting interest

With the winter period fast approaching, Tadic's form has made him the most impressive recruit brought in to the Premier League this summer, eclipsing some of the major names with huge fees hanging over their heads.

Alexis Sanchez, Angel Di Maria, Mario Balotelli and Romelu Lukaku are some of the most expensive summer newcomers who would all fall behind the more modestly-priced Tadic in the top summer signings list. Although only ten matches into his Southampton career, the playmaker will have caught the eye of a host of top club's with his scintillating form, and should it continue he may well become coveted by one of Europe's top clubs in the not so distant future.

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