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Virgil Van Dijk Agrees To A Stunning New £200,000-A-Week Six-Year Deal With Liverpool

Virgil Van Dijk Agrees To A Stunning New £200,000-A-Week Six-Year Deal With Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk will commit his long-term future to Liverpool as he has agreed to a sensational new mega deal, according to reports.

The Liverpool star, 28, has had a scintillating season with the Reds as he was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year and UEFA Men's Player of the Year ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool have offered Van Dijk a new six-year deal that would see him pocket a whopping £200,000 per week.

The Dutch centre-back, who was snapped up from Southampton for an incredible £75m in January 2018, has his current deal with the club expiring in 2023.

But the Reds have offered him fresh terms on a new contract and his wages will soar up from £125,000 per week to £200,000 per week.

Van Dijk's current deal does include bonus clauses and add-ons, relating to clean sheets and appearances, that pushed up his wages at Anfield.

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However, the new contract offered by Liverpool would eliminate the Netherlands international's dependency on his add-ons and bonus clauses.

The Mirror reports that the former Celtic and Southampton player had his representatives in talks with the club over a new deal for some time.

But the newspaper also claims that Manchester United's sensational £80m capture of Harry Maguire from Leicester City in the summer played its part in Liverpool offering a new deal to Van Dijk.

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The English centre-back, 26, has had an instant impact since his arrival at Old Trafford and became the most expensive defender in the world, eclipsing the £75m Liverpool splashed out on Van Dijk.

Van Dijk has continued to improve during his time at Anfield and has revealed how he has tried to up one particular area in his performances.

"Before I see the pass, I try to look anywhere on the pitch where the next one could be," the Reds star told the club's official YouTube channel.

"There's not only the long balls that should be on.

"I try to scan as much as possible and find the right solution.

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"When I was younger, I tried to hit out wide. Sometimes, I put the ball in behind the defence.

"I used to strike it with a lot of power. But I learnt it's more about technique.

"It's like golf -- you don't need to hit it too hard to get the ball to go far."

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Topics: Football, Harry Maguire, Liverpool, Football News, Anfield, Manchester United, REds, red devils, Premier League, Virgil Van Dijk, Old Trafford

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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