Liverpool have announced the signing of Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk for £75m ahead of the opening of the January transfer window next year, making him the most expensive defender in history.
The club’s long-term pursuit of the player, who had thrown a strop after not being able to move earlier, finally appeared to come to an end on Wednesday with a stunning transfer fee involved.
These were the best jokes as Liverpool sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75m:
It’s been revealed that Van Dijk’s transfer fee is £75m plus a £15m bonus if he wins the league with Liverpool which brings the total fee after add ons to £75m
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) December 27, 2017
STAT: Since Virgil Van Dijk has joined LFC,they have conceded 0 goals.Defensive rock
— – (@FutbolJurgen) December 27, 2017
I'm seeing figures of £75m for Virgil Van Dijk but once their Southampton club card points are used Liverpool will only pay £21.46
— michael devereau (@mickdev2000) December 27, 2017
Search 'Van Dijk games gone mad' It's yer da paradise
— Olly (@GiroudesqueZ) December 27, 2017
Only a few days until van Dijk gets asked about how iconic Istanbul was.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) December 27, 2017
1. Buy new yacht
2. Get seasick on the first trip
3. Sell the thing
4. Buy Van Dijk instead
— Paul (@Kolology) December 27, 2017
Van Dijk has too many Liverpool twitter followers to sign for anyone else. It's gone too far
— Omar (@Omzlfc) December 27, 2017
If you start negotiating a deal for Virgil Van Dijk at 10:05:23am on 1st July 2017 it’ll finally be completed at exactly midnight on 1st January 2018.
Start your new year off right.
— Ben Kelly (@bkelly776) December 27, 2017
If Van Dijk joins Liverpool maybe Firmino will no longer have to worry about checking the defense while scoring goals pic.twitter.com/3hYwFpiyqq
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) December 27, 2017
10% of the van Dijk fee goes to Celtic you say? 💸💸💸 pic.twitter.com/vJESZ8GuAb
— Connor G 🍋 (@UniversalGleam_) December 27, 2017
“Watford win a later corner, they quickly take it, it fly’s into the box, and it’s Van Dijk who safely heads it out of danger”
Watford 0-1 Liverpool – FTpic.twitter.com/D7atmcZOaH
— #LocoPuta (@Kashaveli_) December 27, 2017
Congratulations to Virgil van Dijk for his promotion to the first team.
— ARYAN (@theunitedmanc) December 27, 2017
Here's Virgil van Dijk on Christmas day, just after opening a brand new Liverpool shirt with 'Salah' on the back. Great few days for the lad. pic.twitter.com/TnP1QrRb0m
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 27, 2017
I’m honestly so happy. I will never criticise Van Dijk. He could murder my mum and I’ll say nah fair play lovren wouldn’t have been able to do that
— James (@arghappy) December 27, 2017
Van Dijk looks like he’ll fit straight in at Liverpool pic.twitter.com/onkAdaR14E
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) December 27, 2017
Whoever negotiated/extorted that 75m for Virgil Van Dijk should handle Brexit negotiations
— Chef Dale (@ChefDaleH) December 27, 2017
It is June 2018 and the Liverpool fans are sending death threats to Van Dijk on his social media accounts while urging the club to sign Southampton's defender Yoshida to replace the flop Van Dijk and solve their chronic defensive problems which cost them all titles this season.
— Left FT 1-1-2018 (@Jamiefarty) December 27, 2017
Virgil Van Dijk: living proof that if you behave like a child for long enough you CAN get want you want!
— COPA90 (@COPA90) December 27, 2017
Van Dijk £75m becomes the second most expensive Defender in the world after Lukaku £90m . Great business by Liverpool
— Ali (@FutbolBallack) December 28, 2017