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    jls217 wrote:
    SaintJD wrote:
    jls217 wrote:
    costa gaz wrote:
    So that's our best defender gone, the best left back we've ever had, our best midfielder and our top scorer.
    More to follow next week.

    Q; How do replace someone as good as Lovren?
    A; You spend £20m on someone who has proven to be just as good.

    Will saints do that? No they will spend around £5m and hope for the best.
    Yes I am full of doom, but one by one even the the happiest of happy clappers must be beginning to realise that our side, which should have been improved from last season is in fact deteriorating week by week.

    101, HE Bob, osprey etc ..even you lot would find it difficult to find a positive out of what has happened in the last 2 months.
    Disagree - If we have someone who doesn't want to put his heart into the club then we are better off without him and giving the shirt to someone who wants to grab the chance to prove himself. Lovren didn't cost 20m did he? We made him worth that money and now we reap the reward and another viper is moved on to be replaced by another 8m player eager to fill his boots even if only for a couple of season before he too moves on. This is what Saints have always done and will probably continue to do. Any ferking idjit can be miserable mate. It takes a bit of gumption to be in cesspit and find the happiness therein. It's all about choices and the situation is getting better by the week.
    Ha, ha, that's funny - slag off people for being negative and then compare the club to a cesspit. Hilarious. As for the situation getting better by the week that's just pure fantasy.

    It may get better by the week, but it sure ain't happening yet.

    Now, a sensible, realistic and non negative news flash: before the weekend is out you will start hearing speculation suggesting one or more of the following: Spider asking for a transfer/clubs stepping up their interest/us considering replacements in case he leaves but not before/us rejecting a bid (we accept about a week later).

    Thank goodness J-Rod is injured or he'd be the subject of intense speculation, and rightly so.

    But yes, I will support the Saints 100%, I will be excited and hopeful that we can somehow defy expectations and have a comfortable, exciting season.
    Not the club mate the situation the club has been tossed into. Don't try to second guess (it can make one look very silly indeed) just ask if you're confused in any way.
    Not slagging people off for being merely negative - once again just ask. For being freaking dumb, stupid and not thinking of what the alternative meaning to any statement before launching on an over-emotional chav like diatribe of illogical nonsense - well, let's say I would like to think I'm asking them to take perspective if they are capable of doing so, in the vernacular on second thoughts I might just be slagging them off. As for the newsflash - no great drama there, I wouldn't like to see Spyder go or JRod when the opportunity arises for him. I would like to put all but Liarllana back in red and white stripes for the coming season but it can't happen and if Spyder asks for a transfer then he has to go the way of the rest of them if we can't afford his talents, and his locker will be taken by his replacement and the whole cycle starts again. The only constant will be the likes of you and me with our arses on a bench in the middle of February thinking we could have put the money for the ticket to better use but knowing we'll be back in the same old seat as soon as we can.Life as a Saints fan is never dull - a veritable roller coaster ride. All cesspits are equal but some are more equal than others.
    Great post"
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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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