Dusan Tadic was in truly inspirational form last night as Ajax claimed the Champions League scalp of Real Madrid in the Bernabeu.
The 29-year-old was sensational during a 4-1 win, scoring and contributing two assists.
It was a famous win for a historic club and ensures that a new name will be on the trophy this year.
Given his performance, Tadic highlighted just how foolish Southampton were to let him depart during the summer.
Tadic has been in magnificent form this season and the fee now looks far too low for a player of such class.
It seems almost comical that Southampton considered letting him leave
The 30-year-old has contributed 26 goals and 15 assists in all competitions this season, showcasing real talent.
Tadic has featured either on the left-wing or up front this season, which indicates where Hughes might have been going wrong.
Last season he was deployed as a right-winger or as a number ten and that clearly didn’t suit his game.
It is perhaps the fee that is now looking somewhat low.
Tadic always gave his all for the Saints and is now showing with Ajax what a quality player he is.
£10 million in this era is derisory and the in-form attacker made a mockery of such a fee against one of Europe’s biggest clubs last night.
Southampton are just two points clear of the relegation zone.
Whilst they fight relegation, Tadic is busy knocking footballing juggernauts out of Europe.
How the Saints could have done with the Ajax man’s prowess in the final third this season.