Bayern Munich and Valencia are ready to go head to head for Ajax talent Dusan Tadic, just months after he left Southampton.
According to Estadio Deportivo, Bayern Munich and Valencia hold a real interest in Tadic after his stunning season in the Netherlands.
Tadic has been on fire for Ajax this season, scoring 22 goals and contributing with eight assists for the Dutch giants.
And his form, combined with some top European clubs chasing his signature, highlights the Mark Hughes error that could cost Southampton their place in the Premier League.
Hughes allowed Tadic to leave and join Ajax and he failed to bring in an adequate replacement.
The Welshman was later sacked and replaced by Ralph Hasenhuttl but the Saints sit in the relegation zone ahead of a crucial clash with Fulham.
Relegation is a real possibility for the south coast club but having Tadic as an option could have prevented this.
While the Serbia international frustrated fans with his inconsistency, he also possessed the ability to change a game with a moment of magic.
Tadic’s set-pieces were always dangerous and Southampton would probably have more points if he was playing each week.
Moreover, under new manager Hasenhuttl, the 30-year-old could have found a new lease of life and produced the form he has shown at Ajax.
But instead, Southampton are deep in relegation trouble after Hughes decided to allow Tadic to leave.