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Virgil Van Dijk And Kostas Tsimikas Respond To News Coming Out Of Liverpool

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Virgil Van Dijk And Kostas Tsimikas Respond To News Coming Out Of Liverpool

Virgil Van Dijk and Kostas Tsimikas have posted their goodbye messages to Sadio Mane, who has now completed his move to Bayern Munich.

Mane officially signed for the German giants today, with the announcement coming after weeks of speculation surrounding the deal.

The reported fee for the player is believed to be in the region of £35 million.

Posting on his Instragrmm story, Van Dijk sent a heartfelt message to the Senegalese international, with whom he also shared a dressing room at their former club Southampton.

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“Wishing you all the best at your next adventure,” wrote the defender. “You will be missed brother, leaving as a BIG Liverpool legend.”

Tsimikas, also posting on Instagram, stated that they’d miss him at the club, alongside a picture of the two celebrating a goal together.

Further messages for the man who was adored in the Liverpool dressing room are expected to flood in the coming days.

Mane has spent 6 successful years on Merseyside, scoring 120 goals in 269 appearances for the club.

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He arrived for £34 million from Southampton in 2016, and has since lifted the Premier League, the Champions League and both domestic cup competitions during his spell in the North West.


The 30-year-old was offered a contract extension at Anfield, but decided it was time for a new challenge. 

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Liverpool acted accordingly to replace Mane, signing 22-year-old Darwin Nunez for £85 million from Benfica.

The Uruguayan starlet netted 34 times in 41 appearances for the Portuguese giants, so he is expected to resume the goalscoring mantle Mane carried. 

Jurgen Klopp has also brought in Aberdeen full-back Calvin Ramsay for £6.5 million to provide cover and competition for playmaker Trent Alexander-Arnold.

In terms of further incomings at the club, Klopp may now turn his attention to strengthening an ageing midfield department, with links to the likes of Gavi and Nicolo Barella circulating in recent weeks.

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As for other outgoings, Divock Origi is close to joining AC Milan, Takumi Minamino is on the verge of signing for Monaco, while both Neco Williams and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could also be allowed to leave this summer.



Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours, Liverpool, Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk

Alfie Culshaw
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