Football: Lion City Sailors signs Brazil's Diego Lopes for SPL's first multi-million dollar player

SINGAPORE – The Lion City Sailors are making waves again this season as the Singapore Premier League (SPL) side have signed Brazil midfielder Diego Lopes from Portuguese Primeira Liga side Rio Ave for an estimated 1.8 million euros ($2.9m).

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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