Southampton’s unsettled defender Dejan Lovren 2/9 to join Liverpool this summer
Competition: Premier League
Market: Lovren to join Liverpool
Odds: 2/9 @ 888 Sport
Although Southampton manager Ronald Koeman gave a statement of intent to keep defender Dejan Lovren at the club amid interest from Liverpool and Tottenham this summer, the centre-back is expected to leave St Mary’s after giving a verbal transfer request and threatening to strike.
Lovren, 25, made 31 Premier League appearances for Southampton last season, scoring two goals. He averaged a tackle or interception every 19 minutes, and made 1626 passes.
Liverpool have signed two players from Southampton already this summer, with Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert having joined in recent weeks. Lovren would certainly be keen to join up with his former teammates.
However, Tottenham have the man who brought Lovren to the Premier League – manager Mauricio Pochettino – so the Croatian international has a lot to think about this summer.
Nevertheless, Liverpool are favourites, and 888 Sport are giving odds of 2/9 for Lovren to join them.
He brings international pedigree too, with him having represented his country in this summer’s World Cup. His value is likely to be around £20M.
Bet: Southampton‘s unsettled defender Dejan Lovren to join Liverpool this summer @ 2/9 with 888 Sport >>