Soccer-Southampton swoop for Lyon’s Croatia defender Lovren (Reuters)

June 14 (Reuters) – Southampton have signed Croatia defender Dejan Lovren for an initial transfer fee of eight million euros ($10.67 million), his Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyon said on Friday. Lovren has agreed a four-year deal with the English Premier League club and the fee could eventually rise to 10 million euros if bonuses are added. “After three and a half years in France it was a dream of mine to play in the Premier League,” the 23-year-old told the Southampton website (www.saintsfc.co.uk). “I have it in my mind to do something big and I see the same thing in the club. …

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