Football: Lion City Sailors make Brazilian Diego Lopes the SPL's first multi-million dollar player

The deal for Diego Lopes is the most expensive in the SPL. PHOTO: RIO AVE FUTEBOL CLUBE/FACEBOOK
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SINGAPORE - The Lion City Sailors are making waves again this season as the Singapore Premier League (SPL) side have signed Brazilian midfielder Diego Lopes from Portuguese Primeira Liga side Rio Ave for 1.8 million euros (S$2.89 million).

The deal is the most expensive in the SPL and the first time a league club have paid a multi-million transfer fee to buy a player from a top European team.

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