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
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 Angelo (@mickdev2000) December 27, 2017
What would you rather buy for 75 million,
Rt for 3,000,000 freddos
Like for 1 Virgil Van Dijk pic.twitter.com/IDayCnkmxB
— asa (@asagillan67) 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
— オマール (@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
“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
— ً (@Kashaveli_) December 27, 2017
Congratulations to Virgil van Dijk for his promotion to the first team.
— ARYAN (@unitedaryan) 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
Whoever negotiated/extorted that 75m for Virgil Van Dijk should handle Brexit negotiations
— FPL Chef Meme Dealer (@fpl_chef) 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 🇬🇭 (@TheBeardedRauI) December 28, 2017