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Luton Town break transfer record to sign goalkeeper Simon Sluga

Simon Sluga has joined Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town have broken their transfer record to sign goalkeeper Simon Sluga from Croatian club HNK Rijeka.

The Hatters have paid a fee of over €1.5million (£1.34m) to bring the 26-year-old to Kenilworth Road.

It's the first time Luton have broken their transfer record since 1989 when they signed Danish striker Lars Elstrup.

Sluga, who is a Croatian international, has agreed a three-year contract at Luton - despite interest from the Premier League, other Championship clubs and the Bundesliga.

“I’m delighted to break to club record fee with signing a current Croatian international, who is basically second choice for the country who 12 months ago were playing in a World Cup final," Luton boss Graeme Jones said,

"That shows the pedigree of players that we’ve been scouting throughout Europe since March.

“We’ve looked at all markets and seen Simon live several times. He’s incredibly athletic and powerful. He’s an excellent footballer – an 11th player for us – and he has a fantastic presence and great reflexes."

Meanwhile, Cambridge United have signed left-back Dan Jones on a free transfer following a successful trial.

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