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Liverpool released an official statement in which they confirmed they have agreed a deal for Southampton superstar Virgil van Dijk.
He had been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City. however, the Reds managed to land the player in a record deal for a defender.
While the official confirmation doesn’t give a specific amount, there are numerous reports saying the fee is close to £75 million, making van Dijk the most expensive defender in footballing history.
The defender posed with a Liverpool shirt in his hand, with the confirmation stating that the transfer will take place once the January transfer window opens while also highlighting the fact that the player has been assigned the number four.
The club statement read,“ Liverpool Football Club can confirm they have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Virgil van Dijk. The Reds have agreed a deal with the south coast club, and the player himself, that will see the 26-year-old defender move to Anfield when the transfer window re-opens on January 1, 2018.”
“The Netherlands international will be assigned squad number four, upon his arrival at Liverpool.”
Liverpool Football Club can confirm they have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Virgil van Dijk.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 27, 2017