Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has reportedly agreed on a new deal to keep him at Anfield until 2025, and see his wages receive a considerable bump.
The Dutch international has played a pivotal role in the Reds’ defence becoming one of the best in Europe, and won the PFA and UEFA’s Player of the Year awards for his troubles.
Liverpool have rewarded their start defender with a new contract that will see his wages increase from £125,000 per week to £200,000, as reported by the Mirror.
The same report suggests that the terms of the new contract were laid out last week, to end a summer of negotiations with the big man’s representatives and the club.
The Reds are expected to officially announce the new in the coming days.
This is great news – it was the same ode over the summer; keep hold of our best players. Some fans complained because we didn’t bring in any high-profile players, but retaining our star players is something we’ve struggled to do in recent years.
Tying van Dijk down to a deal that will see him stay at Anfield until he’s 33 is brilliant. It ensures that we’ll enjoy the best years of the best defender in the world.
I’d expect there to be no release clause or for it to be a ludicrous figure.