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Corluka seals Lokomotiv move from Tottenham

ESPN staff
June 27, 2012
Vedran Corluka cost Spurs £8.5 million © Getty Images

Lokomotiv Moscow have announced the signing of defender Vedran Corluka from Tottenham Hotspur.

Corluka, 26, has penned a three-year contract with Lokomotiv having slipped down the pecking order at Tottenham.

The Croatia international, who signed for Spurs from Manchester City for £8.5 million in 2008, spent the second half of last season on loan at Bayer Leverkusen.

Lokomotiv have now confirmed a deal to bring the versatile defender, who had been linked with Barcelona, to Russia, ahead of new manager Slaven Bilic's debut season in charge.

Kirill Kotov, a staff member for Lokomotiv, said on the club's official website: "I am very pleased that we managed to strengthen the team with such a high quality player like Corluka."

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