Croatia defender Vedran Corluka
has joined Lokomotiv Moscow from Tottenham Hotspur after signing
a three-year contract with the Russian Premier League club on
"Vedran is a top-class defender with great skills and
physique who can be a force in the air," Lokomotiv said on their
"He was a target of several European clubs but Vedran
himself had made a decision to join our team. It helped us in
our negotiations with Tottenham."
Corluka played three games at this month's Euro 2012, where
Croatia failed to advance past the group stage.
The 26-year-old made 81 appearances for Tottenham after
joining the London club in 2008 but spent the second half of
last season on loan at Bayer Leverkusen.
He becomes Lokomotiv's first signing since compatriot and
former Croatia boss Slaven Bilic was appointed coach of the
Moscow club following Croatia's Euro 2012 exit.
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