Liverpool agree world record £75m deal to sign Van Dijk from Southampton
- By Nandini Krishnamoorthy
Liverpool have agreed to sign Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a reported world record fee for a defender, both Premier League clubs said on Wednesday (27 December). "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 Jan. 1, 2018," Liverpool said in a statement. "The Netherlands international will be assigned squad number four, upon his arrival at Liverpool."