Liverpool have agreed to sign Netherlands worldwide Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a reported world record fee for a defender, the two English Premier League clubs announced on Wednesday.
It's reported that Van Dijk has signed a contract worth £180,000 (NZ$341,100) with Liverpool.
While Van Dijk becomes the world's most expensive defender, Neymar still holds the title of the game's costliest player after joining Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for 222 million euros in August.
"I can't wait to pull on the famous red shirt for the first time in front of the Kop and will give everything I have to try and help this great club achieve something special in the years to come".
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Dembele has been linked with clubs in the Premier League, Ligue 1 and Serie A in advance of the January window opening.
Van Dijk's move from Southampton to Liverpool is the sixth transfer between the clubs in the last 3½ years, with other players trading St Mary's for Anfield including Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Sadio Mane.
The 26-year-old returned to the team but with speculation mounting about a January move, he was dropped for Southampton's recent matches against Chelsea, Huddersfield and Tottenham. Liverpool also added that the ex-Celtic man would wear the number four shirt at Anfield.
"I will always be indebted to the club for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premier League", he wrote. "Thank you for everything".
The fanbase is likely to be split on the decision to sell the Dutch ace in the January window with the Premier League's trapdoor just at arm's length, but the massive transfer fee will sweeten the pill.
In return, Liverpool have forked out STG283 million ($A555 million) to the Saints.
"As we have witnessed many times this season, Liverpool are in dire need of a centre-half".
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