Liverpool have confirmed that they have agreed to buy defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.
The agreement, for a reported £75m fee, was first reported by The Telegraph on Wednesday. The fee makes Van Dijk the most expensive defender in the world.
“Liverpool Football Club can confirm they have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Virgil van Dijk,” the Reds announced on their official website on Wednesday night with a picture of the centre-back holding a Liverpool jersey.
“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.”
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