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Liverpool will sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton next week after agreeing a fee of £75m for the Holland international – a world record for a defender. The Merseyside club had wanted him to join last summer and indicated a willingness to pay £60m only for the move to break down in acrimonious fashion. Youth Nike Dallas Cowboys #27 Jourdan Lewis Limited Black 2016 Salute to Service NFL JerseySouthampton felt that Liverpool had overstepped the mark and tapped up Van Authentic Radko Gudas Jersey Dijk – they made a formal complaint to the Premier League and Liverpool duly backed off, with the player’s other admirers, chief among them Manchester City and Chelsea, doing likewise. Adidas NHL Men's Mats Naslund Red Home Premier Jersey - #26 Montreal CanadiensSouthampton felt compelled to make a stand over their star player as they began life under a new manager, Mauricio Pellegrino, and they hoped Van Dijk would apply himself and recapture the form he had shown at St Mary’s since his £11.5m switch from Celtic in 2015 – if only for another season. It has not worked out that way, however. Van Dijk has Womens Travis Zajac Jerseyappeared to have done no more than go through the motions and Pellegrino has come to accept that his departure is inevitable. He has not played the defender in Southampton’s past three matches. Negotiations between the two clubs accelerated over the festive period before Van Dijk underwent a medical on Wednesday after Womens Sean Kilpatrick Jersey successfully agreeing personal terms on a contract until 2023 worth in the region of £180,000-a-week. “Liverpool football club can confirm they have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Virgil van Dijk,” read an official statement. “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 1 January 2018.” Southampton feel they have made their point over Van Dijk, even if they could no longer rely upon top-level performances from him. They have had no qualms about dealing with Liverpool – particularly as they have extracted a significantly higher fee from them. Their view is that January marks a fresh start and it is in their interests to take the money and move on. Van Dijk released a statement on Twitter saying: “[I am] 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 Daryl Williams Jersey 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.” Van Dijk will wear the No4 shirt at Liverpool and may make his debut in the FA Cup third-round tie against Everton on 5 January. He is also eligible to play in the Champions League, in which Liverpool face Porto next. He has long had his heart set on the move to Anfield, together with the chance to work for Jürgen Klopp, and he is primed to follow a well-trodden path. Nike NFL Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Paypal Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free ShippingCheap NFL Jerseys Nike Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping

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