Virgil Van Dijk Signing Confirmed by Liverpool FC

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It’s over, yes, it’s finally over, one of the most dramatic and tense transfer sagas in recent history: defender Virgil van Dijk is now a member of Liverpool. The club confirmed his transfer from Southampton just minutes ago. The statement at LiverpoolFC.com reads:

“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.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but The Telegraph reports this is a world record transfer fee for a defender at £75 million.

Van Dijk, having already passed the medical and completed personal terms, will wear the No. 4 shirt for the Reds. So after all the “tapping up” and public apologies for tampering and the stand-off between the defender and Saints, it’s all over.

The situation is resolved, and LFC have finally addressed the severe issues they have in the back line. Virgil van Dijk gets the transfer that he’s wanted for a very long time and the south coast club gets a really nice payday; so in the end it seems like everybody won.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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