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  • "
    saint robbie wrote:
    Great deal.
    He wanted to leave and saints have made 11.5 million in a year. We should be able to get two decent CBs for that 20 Million and why keep a player who wants to go? He would never give 100% if he stayed and would only cause disrupt.
    I have to say that there are still so many negative comments and a lot of people panicking on here for no reason.
    As Koeman stated any player who leaves will be replaced with better players, so far this is true apart from a LB where by all accounts the lad Targett is just as good if not better than Shaw.

    I for one fully trust the owner, board and manager and believe that we are in a far better position now than we were this time last year.
    St Robbie,

    I'm with you, your Saintliness.

    I trust the Manager and the Board to do right by the Club-in all honesty I have no choice.

    Much more importantly I think they are all in the positions they have to move the Club forward.

    I think it's been posted before but now is the time to support the Club and not keep on with the negative views.

    Positive criticism And strong, positive commentary helps everyone.

    I support the Club and we've all been through a dark time over recent years.

    My personal disappointment is that there has not been one player from the front rank who has chosen to stay with the Club. I do understand that a player has to look after his own interests and those of his family first but it leaves a bitter taste to see them all going at once."
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Fee of £20m agreed between Southampton and Liverpool for Dejan Lovren

Lovren fee of £20m agreed between Saints and Liverpool

Lovren fee of £20m agreed between Saints and Liverpool

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Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Digital Editor

Liverpool have agreed a fee believed to be in the region of £20m for Saints defender Dejan Lovren.

The Croatian centre half has long been angling for a move to Anfield, after the Premier League runner-ups' interest in him was revealed.

At one point, he even threatened to not return to Staplewood following the World Cup in a bid to force through the move to Liverpool.

Manger Ronald Koeman said last week that he was prepared to let Lovren go if the Reds met Saints' asking price, as he did not want players at Southampton who did not want to be there.

He will be the third Southampton player to swap the South Coast for the North West this summer, following in the footsteps of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.

In total, Liverpool have paid Saints around £49m for the three players, which is half of the total outlay Brendan Rodgers has put on seven new signings.

Lovren joined Saints from French side Lyon for a fee of £8.5m last summer.

It is understood he will undergo a medical tomorrow before finalising the move.

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