It’s official. Marseille have sold Duje Čaleta-Car to English Premier League club, Southampton, on a 4-year deal, The Athletic reports.
This move parallels Dejan Lovren earlier in his career when he went from Lyon to Southampton before landing at Liverpool. Lovren won a Champions League title with Liverpool in his time there.
Will DCC pan out to the defender he was always supposed to be for Croatia? Well, saddle up! We’re going to find out very soon and there’s no hiding in the Premiership when you have the likes of Haaland, Salah, and Kane (with Perišić) coming straight at you.
There is plenty of competition on the Croatian backline for the next 5-year run with Erlić, Gvardiol, Pongračić, Šutalo all in the mix. If DCC wants to make a long-term splash in checkers, he will have to solidify his spot in a Premiership starting XI first. The ball is in his court. How will DCC cope with his first shot at playing in a top-4 European league?