Scouting Liverpool’s New World Record Signing Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk will become the sixth player to join Liverpool from Southampton, for a total cost of £166.5m!
Virgil van Dijk (born 8 July 1991) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Southampton and the Netherlands national team.
Virgil van Dijk appears is heading to Liverpool will go ahead world-record £75m deal.
Liverpool have confirmed they have reached an agreement for the transfer of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for an undisclosed fee.
Southampton say the deal is a world record for a defender. The 26-year-old Netherlands international will move to Anfield on when the transfer window opens on 1 January 2018.
Van Dijk will be assigned squad No 4 upon his arrival at Liverpool, which will not come in time for the home match with Leicester City on 30 December, nor the trip to Burnley on New Year’s Day.
“Today is a proud day for me and my family as I join one of the biggest clubs in world football!” Van Dijk said, while also expressing his gratitude to Southampton.
Below are the list of the previous signings from Southampton to Liverpool:
Rickie Lambert – £4million – June 2, 2014
Adam Lallana – £25m – July 1, 2014
Dejan Lovren – £20m – July 27, 2014
Nathaniel Clyne – £12.5m – July 1, 2015
Sadio Mane – £30m – June 28, 2016