Southampton have signed Benfica’s attacking midfielder Filip Djuricic on loan for the rest of the season.
The 23-year-old Serbia international moves to St Mary’s after terminating a loan deal with Bundesliga side Mainz.
Djuricic joined Benfica from Heerenveen for £4.5m in February 2013 and made 22 appearances as the club won the Portuguese league in his first season.
He then joined Mainz at the beginning of the 2014-15 campaign and made 12 appearances for the German club.
Djuricic began his career at Serbian club Radnicki Obrenovac before moving to Dutch side Heerenveen, where he scored 26 goals and provided 28 assists in 111 games, in January 2010.
He made his debut for Serbia during that period, going on to win 17 caps, but has failed to hit the same form he enjoyed in the Eredivisie at subsequent clubs.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed this week that he is also interested in signing Feyenoord’s Tonny Vilhena.