Last season, Dusan Tadic had moments of inconsistency during Southampton’s difficult season.
There were times when he was the best player on the pitch, and days when he failed to contribute to the effort of the team.
Despite this, the Serbian international, who has earned 54 caps for his country, is regarded as one of the Saints’ best players.
The 2017-18 campaign was tough for everyone associated with the coastal club as they had a very serious brush with relegation.
It took a slender 1-0 win over Swansea City in the closing stages of the season to retain their spot in the Premier League.
Mark Hughes had a tough job on his hands when he replaced Manuel Pellegrini in March, but he managed to reach the main objective, and earned himself a permanent contract as a result.
Tadic has been a Southampton player since 2014 when he signed from Twente, but rumblings from the rumour mill suggest that he could be on his way out of the exit gates at St Mary’s.
Dutch publication De Telegraaf reports that Ajax have agreed personal terms with the winger on a four-year contract.
It is believed that the Eredivisie giants will part with around £15m to sign the 29-year-old, who scored seven goals and created four assists in 41 appearances in all competitions last season.
Some Southampton fans have been left fuming at the thought of selling Tadic.
Despicable that Reed’s sold Tadic. He played a massive part in keeping us up and sounded like he wanted to stay. We shouldn’t be selling players, we need to strengthen not sell and replace. Does he not understand that this almost cost us last season? Idiots never learn #SaintsFC
— Harry (@ffsHaarry) June 21, 2018
#SaintsFC I’m not the biggest Tadic fan I must admit but to sell our most creative player without an adequate replacement is sheer madness but then nothing surprises me at the moment with the clowns we have running our club.
— THE12THMAN (@The12T) June 21, 2018
Would actually be gutted if Tadic left, seemed to turn a real corner under Hughes #saintsfc
— alex (@AIexSFC) June 21, 2018
Can someone explain to me how our fanbase are ok with us losing boufal and tadic this transfer window? Because I just don’t understand. #saintsfc
— Riley Fenn (@Riley_Fenn) June 21, 2018
Selling Tadic could be one of the biggest mistakes we’ve ever made #SaintsFC
— Jamie (@jamie17saints) June 21, 2018
If we actually sell Tadic, who’s end of season form kept us up, I’m gonna be fuming, could perhaps accept the sale, but we’ve shown no signs of signing any other players, board needs to pull their fingers out or it’s gonna be another bad bad season #saintsfc
— Ben Glasspool (@BenGlasspool) June 21, 2018
Imagine being ok with the idea of selling Dusan Tadic. #saintsfc
— Dan (@DanSleep93) June 21, 2018
If we sell Tadic and sign Geoff Cameron I predict an absolute riot. Knowing this board tho, that is exactly what they’ll do. Have zero faith in Reed to reach a level of competency to do his job correctly. #SaintsFC
— Ade McKenzie (@AdeMcKenzie) June 21, 2018