Mark Wright says fee was excessive for Saints’ one season star…
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Liverpool may be celebrating the capture of 24-year old Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren for a whopping £20 million, but not everyone is happy with the fee being paid to the Saints.
Former Liverpool star Mark Wright believes that the Reds have done the right thing by looking to address their prolonged centre-back issues by landing Lovren, but he is not convinced that his former club have struck a good deal.
Speaking to Talksport , the former defender said, “Dejan Lovren looks a decent enough player and if there is one position Liverpool needed to address [it’s centre-back]. The most important thing is shutting the backdoor and they’ve gone for this lad, but for one good season £20million seems a heck of a lot of money.”
Wright’s comments are backed up by stats that show that Lovren made just 32 appearances in all competitions last season for the Saints owing to injury, and has probably not had a big enough impact in the Premier League to command such a high fee. The former Lyon man was bought for a mere £8.5 million, and his value has more than doubled after just one fairly decent season.