Virgil van Dijk is all set to become the World’s expensive center-back after he agrees to join Liverpool from Southampton for £75 million

Liverpool has agreed to a £75million deal for Van Dijk. Liverpool had wanted him to sign last summer and offered £60m for the former Southampton defender. Furthermore, Virgil van Dijk will officially become a Liverpool player on January 1, 2018, when the January transfer windows open.

Recently, he has also completed a medical on the south coast on Wednesday after the two clubs agreed on the transfer amount. As his medical completed and fixed to make a move to Liverpool. He also becomes the most expensive defender of all time. Previously, Manchester City signed back to back three record-breaking signings. Benjamin Mendy and John Stones had joined the Blues for €57 million and €55.6 million respectively. The Netherlands international took on Instagram,

Delighted and honoured to have agreed to become a Liverpool FC player! 🔴🔴🔴 Today is a proud day for me and my family as I join one of the biggest clubs in world football! I can’t wait to pull on the famous red shirt for the first time in front of the Kop and will give everything I have to try and help this great club achieve something special in the years to come ⚽️ I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Les Reed, the board, manager, players, fans and everyone at Southampton. I will always be indebted to the club for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premier League and despite a difficult last few months I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Saints and have made friends for life at the club. Thank you for everything 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Thank you for all the messages of support 💪🏾 I’m now looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and getting started 🔴 #YNWA

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Virgil van Dijk journey throughout the years

The Dutch international joined the Saints from Celtic for £13m in September 2015. Since his joining, he has appeared in 67 matches and also scored four goals for his former club. The 26-year-old was left out of Southampton’s squad in which they lost 5-2 to Tottenham in which Harry Kane also broke a couple of records. Previously, he has also played for Celtic and also represented Groningen in 62 matches.

Virgil van Dijk after scoring a goal
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During his 2015-16 season, he has won the Southampton Player of the Season Award. Liverpool was not the only club who had an eye for the Dutch international. Manchester City was also the favorite to sign Virgil. However, he dumped Manchester City and agreed to join Liverpool. After his agreement, he took Instagram and stated,

“Delighted and honoured to have agreed to become a Liverpool FC player. Today is a proud day for me and my family as I join one of the biggest clubs in world football. I can’t wait to pull on the famous red shirt for the first time in front of the Kop and will give everything I have to try and help this great club achieve something special in the years to come.”

Further, he added,

“I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Les Reed, the board, manager, players, fans and everyone at Southampton. I will always be indebted to the club for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premier League and despite a difficult last few months, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Saints and have made friends for life at the club.”