Yahoo Sport claims that Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk is being offered a large sum of money to move to Liverpool FC. Liverpool have reportedly offered the star footballer more money than City and Chelsea, and that the Dutchman is seriously considering the move as a result.
Liverpool isn’t the only team wanting to get Van Dijk on side. Everton, Arsenal, Chelsea, and City have all shown an interest in signing him up to strengthen their defences. Although a potential move to the Reds was broken down in June after they were accused of tapping Van Dijk up, he is still intent on getting together with Jurgen Klopp.
Van Dijk’s management company, who also stand to make a killing from a move to Liverpool, released a statement regarding a transfer request earlier this week.
An insider claimed that the last thing Southampton wants to do is sell Van Dijk to liverpool, and that they will have him sit in the stands for the entire season if needs be. Southampton say they think most of their fans will agree with their decision after everything that has gone on recently.
This news comes at the same time as Liverpool announce their shirt sleeve sponsor deal with Western Union. The 5 year deal is reportedly worth £25 mil to the reds. Jurgen Klopp and Peter Moore were there as the deal was announced at the press conference, with Western Union set to be the club’s first ever shirt sleeve sponsor. Western Union’s logo is the first to appear on the shirt sleeves and sixth to appear on the shirt since the inception of Liverpool in 1892.
Beginning at Watford at the weekend, the Western Union Logo will be presented on the left sleeve of Liverpool’s jersey. This makes Liverpool FC the latest club to take advantage of a new Premier League directive that allows a second company logo to appear on shirts. Many of the top clubs are taking advantage of the opportunity to make added money this season from selling space on their shirt sleeves for advertisement. City and Chelsea are two of the other teams who have struck up a deal.
For all fans who have purchased a 2017-2018 official Liverpool FC shirt in store or online, the Western Union sleeve patch will be available free of charge. Western Union has also become the club’s official money transfer partner.
Billy Hogan, the managing director, said ‘Western Union is an instantly recognisable brand with a truly global footprint and we are absolutely delighted to welcome them as our first ever shirt-sleeve sponsor and official principal partner.’ He went on to say that Liverpool was very much looking forward to the experience and the opportunities that it could bring with it.
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You’ll see the Western Union logo on the shirt sleeves at the start of this season. Will Van Dijk be wearing one too?