12 Jan 2017

Anfield MegaDeal? Redknapp insists 'immense' £40m international will be a 'fantastic' signing; claims he's the 'best' in the Prem

Ex-Red Jamie Redknapp has hailed Klopp target Virgil Van Dijk for his performance in last night's 1-0 victory over Liverpool.

Reacting to Liverpool's pitiful performance, Redknapp told Sky Sports:

"He's immense, I say it every time I watch him. He gets better and better. He's so comfortable on the ball. Whoever decides to buy him, he is a fantastic player. There's not a better centre-back in the Premier League."

Jamie Carragher is also a fan of Van Dijk, and in his column last week for the Daily Mail, Carra insisted that Klopp should spend '£40m' on the Dutchman, and explained why the deal is necessary:

"Matip has fitness issues, as does Lovren. If Klopp wants someone in January, he has to be backed, as the stakes could get very big for Liverpool in 2017. I still think he needs a defender".

The good news is that 'superb' Van Dijk may not cost as much as £40m. According to Sky Sports:

"Southampton could struggle to keep hold of Virgil van Dijk in January as he has a buy out clause of £25m".

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has also confirmed the £25m clause, and further claimed:

"Liverpool have sent scouts to watch Van Dijk every week for the last two months. They want to sign him in January, and are willing to pay £25m".

Van Dijk is obviously a top player, but central midfield, full-back, striker, and left/right wings are (arguably) bigger transfer priorities right now.


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