The best jokes as Liverpool sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75m

World's most expensive defender.

Virgil van Dijk, who Liverpool signed for £75m from Southampton
£75m: Van Dijk (Image: Ailura)

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


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





*90+5 min*

“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