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Dejan Lovren makes Lyon vow after rejoining former club

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The former Liverpool and Southampton defender has rejoined Lyon on a deal until June 2025.

Dejan Lovren has vowed to show Lyon ‘what a player I really am’ after rejoining the Ligue 1 club.

The 33-year-old Croatia international has returned to Lyon in a deal worth a reported €2 million from Russian side Zenit. He has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract until June 2025.

Now Lovren, who made 102 appearances in his first spell at the club between 2010 and 2013, hopes to complete some unfinished business in France.

“I am very happy to return to Olympique Lyonnais,” the 2012 French Cup winner told the club’s website

“It was the club that opened the doors of international football to me, I will never forget it. I have many memories here, many links too, especially with President Jean Michel Aulas who has always supported me.

“I left Lyon in 2013 with regrets because I felt I had not shown everything. I want to prove to everyone what a player I really am.”

Lovren might make his second Lyon debut on Saturday when Les Gones welcome Metz to the Groupama Stadium.