MARSEILLE, France: Croatia defender Duje Caleta-Car has joined Marseille from Red Bull Salzburg, becoming the first offseason signing for the nine-time French champion.
Caleta-Car played a group game at the World Cup with Croatia, which lost 4-2 against France in the final last week.
He won four Austrian league titles and three national cups with Salzburg.
Terms of the deals were not disclosed but L’Equipe newspaper reported that Marseille agreed to a fee of 19 million euros for the 21-year-old player, who was also targeted by Spanish club Sevilla.
Marseille finished fourth in the French league last season and lost 3-0 against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final, missing out on a Champions League berth. —AP