22 March 2023
France League 1

Dejan Lovren back at OL

Dejan Lovren de retour à l’OL

In search of an experienced central defender for this winter transfer window, Laurent Blanc finally has his long-awaited reinforcement. The day after the defeat against Clermont (0-1, 17th day of League 1), the Rhone club announced on Monday the signing of Dejan Lovren (33).

“Olympique Lyonnais is very pleased to announce, as soon as the transfer window opens, the return to the club of central defender and Croatian international, Dejan Lovren, for 2 and a half seasons, i.e. until June 30, 2025. Resident of Zenith Saint Petersburg for 2 and a half years with which he was Captain of the team, the international defender has since enriched his record with 2 league titles (2021, 2022) and 2 Super Cup (2020, 2021) gleaned during the 63 matches played with the Russian club », indicates the current 8th in Ligue 1 in a communicated.

At the end of his contract next June with Zenith, the former Liverpool player is thus signing his return to the Rhône, he who wore the Olympian tunic between 2009 and 2013. Unhappy semi-finalist of the World Cup in Qatar, the he Croatian international (78 caps, 5 goals) has played 15 games in the Russian Premier League this season (1 goal, 1 assist).


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