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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.

    PHASE 1

    Sell players to raise as much money as possible, replacing as many of them as one can as cheaply as possible.

    The owners of Saint's have now got back more than they have invested in the club.

    PHASE 2

    Sell Saint's for the highest price that one can get whilst it is still in the Premier League.

    Having already harvested money from the sale of players ( any more player sales being an extra bonus ), the figure raised by selling the club isn't really important if one is quitting football club ownership."
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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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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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