Media Matters with Jeremy Wilson - The Virgil Van Dijk Transfer

Media Matters with Jeremy Wilson - The Virgil Van Dijk Transfer

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On this week's Media Matters, Gags Tandon speaks to the man from The Telegraph that broke the story regarding Virgil Van Dijk's transfer to Liverpool FC, Jeremy Wilson.

Jeremy details how the deal came about as it's rare for a transfer to be announced five days before the window opens and talks about the details of the £75m fee too! 

AI Pro subscribers then sent in questions for Jeremy:
Jamal Soliman - Were City in for VvD?

Nick Summerfield - who briefed the press about VVD and LFC agreeing on a deal in June? Was it someone from LFC side, or was it as suggested someone from Southampton to try and drive the price up?

Harinder Singh: Does the difference in reporting tides show how quickly things changes? A northern correspondent for the same paper had VVD nailed for City. Then Jeremy Wilson swoops in with us and then rest history at lightning speed!!

Umang Vithlani: It's been said Mike Gordon worked really hard behind the scenes to rebuild the relationship. Can you specify any details on exactly how this was achieved?

Manish Mistry: We saw an unusual silence from the usual LFC journalists in the build-up to the VVD transfer news. Were they fed information and trusted to keep quiet or just told very close to the news officially breaking? 

Joshua Ocampo: Does VVD’s form concern you at all?

All this and more on Media Matters.

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