Virgil van Dijk

Born: July 8, 1991 (age 26)

Height: 6'4" (193cm)

Hometown: Breda, Netherlands
Nationality: Netherlands Dutch

Position: Centre-back
Team: Southampton (no. 17)
Virgil van Dijk of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
Career History
Youth2009-2010Willem II
2010-2011Groningen
Senior2011-2013Groningen
2013-2015Celtic
2015-Southampton
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Antonio Conte celebrates Chelsea's Premier League win over Watford on May 15, 2017
Chelsea 'ready to spend £150m on three new players'
Chelsea are reportedly ready to spend £150m on bringing in three new signings before the transfer window shuts next month.
22:50
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on November 6, 2016
Virgil van Dijk left out of Southampton's pre-season squad
Virgil van Dijk is left out of the Southampton squad for their pre-season trip to France amid speculation surrounding the centre-back's future.
14:08
Virgil van Dijk is subbed with a foot injury during the Premier League game between Southampton and Leicester City on January 22, 2017
Virgil van Dijk trains alone after asking to leave Southampton
Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino reveals that Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk is training alone as he is not in the right frame of mind after asking for a transfer.
Jul 21, 17:19
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk 'pushing for Liverpool switch'
A report claims that Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk remains hopeful of joining Liverpool this summer after informing his current club that he wants to leave.
Jul 20, 15:07
A fully-clothed Max Kruse in action for Wolfsburg in February 2016
Liverpool considering offer for Werder Bremen forward Max Kruse?
Liverpool are reportedly considering whether to launch an offer of £16m for Werder Bremen forward Max Kruse.
Jul 20, 11:57
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp 'not easily frustrated' by transfer pursuits
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists that he is "not easy to frustrate" with regards to transfers.
Jul 18, 09:32
Virgil Van Dijk in action during the Europa League game between Southampton and Hapoel Be'er Sheva on December 8, 2016
Arsenal 'plan £45m Virgil van Dijk bid'
Arsenal reportedly prepare a £45m bid for Southampton's in-demand centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who is believed to be valued at £60m.
Jul 17, 11:16
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp before the match against Arsenal on March 4, 2017
Jurgen Klopp "not nervous" about lack of transfer business
Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool fans to remain patient during the summer transfer window, insisting that he is "convinced" by his manner of spending.
Jul 13, 18:10
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Arsenal join race to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk?
Arsenal reportedly join the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in the race to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.
Jul 10, 18:27
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watches on during the Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Report: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refusing to panic buy
A report claims that Jurgen Klopp is prepared to take a patient approach in his attempt to strengthen Liverpool's playing squad, having so far brought in two players.
Jul 9, 21:11
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Virgil van Dijk 'only interested in joining Liverpool'
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk reportedly tells the club that he is only interested in joining Liverpool this summer.
Jul 9, 15:14
Antonio Rudiger in action during the Coppa Italia game between Lazio and Roma on March 1, 2017
Antonio Rudiger 'in London for Chelsea medical'
Roma's Antonio Rudiger reportedly arrives in London as the centre-back prepares to undergo a medical with Chelsea.
Jul 9, 10:35
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp before the match against Arsenal on March 4, 2017
Jurgen Klopp calls for patience in "more and more difficult" transfer window
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he is remaining patient in an increasingly difficult transfer market as the club have done a lot of work behind the scenes.
Jul 5, 21:45
Antonio Rudiger in action during the Europa League game between Roma and Viktoria Plzen on November 24, 2016
Antonio Rudiger 'to have Chelsea medical next week'
A report claims that Roma centre-back Antonio Rudiger will fly to England next week to complete his £33m move to Chelsea.
Jul 1, 21:45
A general shot of St Mary's Stadium prior to Southampton's Premier League clash with Chelsea on October 30, 2016
Southampton bring in defender Jan Bednarek from Lech Poznan
Southampton announce the signing of defender Jan Bednarek from Lech Poznan - their first arrival of the summer transfer window.
Jul 1, 12:10
Antonio Rudiger in action during the Serie A game between Roma and Milan on December 12, 2016
Chelsea 'want to complete triple deal'
A report claims that Chelsea want to complete a £125m triple deal to bring Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger and Alex Sandro to Stamford Bridge over the next week.
Jun 30, 19:57
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Steve Nicol questions valuation of defender Virgil van Dijk
Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol believes that Virgil van Dijk could still join the Reds, but questions whether the club will be getting value for money.
Jun 28, 15:18
Cedric Soares in action during the Premier League game between Southampton and Liverpool on November 19, 2016
Southampton rule out Cedric Soares sale amid Barcelona interest
Les Reed insists that Southampton are only looking to strengthen their squad this summer, rather than cashing in on the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Cedric Soares.
Jun 28, 13:11
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on November 6, 2016
Liverpool 'avoid punishment over alleged tapping-up of Virgil van Dijk'
Liverpool will reportedly not face any punishment for the alleged 'tapping-up' of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.
Jun 27, 09:42
Roma's Kostas Manolas and Lazio's Milinkovic Savic on December 4, 2016
Chelsea rival Zenit St Petersburg for Roma defender Kostas Manolas?
Chelsea reportedly join the race to sign Roma defender Kostas Manolas, who is also attracting interest from Zenit St Petersburg.
Jun 26, 10:55
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Chelsea move closer to Virgil van Dijk transfer?
Chelsea reportedly move closer to signing Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk after allegedly deciding to cool their interest in Juventus's Leonardo Bonucci.
Jun 23, 09:30
Virgil van Dijk is subbed with a foot injury during the Premier League game between Southampton and Leicester City on January 22, 2017
John Aldridge: 'Virgil van Dijk should strike to force Liverpool move'
John Aldridge claims that Virgil van Dijk's move from Southampton to Liverpool is 'not dead in the water', as the defender can still force through a transfer.
Jun 21, 22:38
A general shot of St Mary's Stadium prior to Southampton's Premier League clash with Chelsea on October 30, 2016
Southampton's initial bid for defender Jan Bednarek rejected?
A report claims that Lech Poznan have rejected a £4.5m bid from Southampton for defender Jan Bednarek, whom they reportedly value at £7.5m.
Jun 20, 18:03
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Report: Southampton, Liverpool want Borussia Dortmund winger Emre Mor on loan
Southampton and Liverpool will fight it out over the loan signing of young Borussia Dortmund winger Emre Mor, according to reports.
Jun 17, 22:53
Antonio Conte poses with the trophy during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Chelsea 'will not bow to Antonio Conte recruitment policy demands'
A report claims that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is desperate to wrestle back more influence over transfer activity, having already missed out on certain targets.
Jun 17, 14:36
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Manchester City decide against meeting Virgil van Dijk valuation?
Manchester City reportedly decide against meeting Southampton's current valuation of Virgil van Dijk, which is said to be £70m.
Jun 16, 18:59
Dortmund's Sokratis celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Stuttgart on November 1, 2013
Report: Sokratis Papastathopoulos on Chelsea, Arsenal radar
Borussia Dortmund and Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is reported to be a transfer target for Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal.
Jun 12, 10:29
Ben Gibson after the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Report: Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson back on Liverpool radar
Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson is back on Liverpool's list of defensive targets after dropping their interest in Southampton's Virgil van Dijk.
Jun 11, 17:02
Dominic Solanke of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Youth League Quarter Final match between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid at Chelsea Training Ground on March 10, 2015
Liverpool being investigated over Dominic Solanke signing?
Liverpool's signing of Dominic Solanke from Chelsea may come under the spotlight as the Reds allegedly snapped him up by illegal means.
Jun 11, 15:33
James Milner and Dusan Tadic in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Southampton on May 7, 2017
Liverpool plotting move for Southampton playmaker Dusan Tadic?
Liverpool reportedly identify Southampton winger Dusan Tadic as a potential transfer target following their failed pursuit of Virgil van Dijk.
Jun 11, 13:09
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during his side's Premier League clash with Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium on October 30, 2016
Manchester City 'withdraw interest in signing Virgil van Dijk'
Manchester City are reportedly the latest side to withdraw their interest in signing Southampton's Virgil van Dijk, leaving Chelsea as his only possible destination.
Jun 11, 11:59
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Virgil van Dijk 'received secret messages from Jurgen Klopp'
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp met with Virgil van Dijk for face-to-face talks and sent him video messages to encourage him to join the club, according to a report.
Jun 10, 14:53
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Charlie Nicholas: 'Arsenal should target three key players'
Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas says that Arsene Wenger should target moves for Raphael Varane and Alexandre Lacazette this summer.
Jun 9, 09:27
Virgil Van Dijk in action during the Europa League game between Southampton and Hapoel Be'er Sheva on December 8, 2016
Southampton 'content with Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk apology'
Southampton are reportedly satisfied with Liverpool's apology over their pursuit of defender Virgil van Dijk and will not press for further action to be taken.
Jun 8, 15:41
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Virgil van Dijk responds to transfer speculation
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk posts a cryptic message suggesting that he is considering his future following the breakdown of his proposed move to Liverpool.
Jun 8, 14:15
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on November 6, 2016
Southampton 'to demand £75m for Virgil van Dijk'
Southampton reportedly raise their asking price for Virgil van Dijk to £75m following the breakdown of his proposed move to Liverpool.
Jun 8, 13:22
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on November 6, 2016
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Jun 8, 10:13
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Liverpool apologise to Southampton, end interest in Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool apologise to Southampton and end their interest in signing defender Virgil van Dijk during the summer transfer window.
Jun 7, 18:51
Virgil Van Dijk in action during the Europa League game between Southampton and Hapoel Be'er Sheva on December 8, 2016
Steven Gerrard backs Virgil van Dijk signing
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard believes that Virgil van Dijk is a missing part of Jurgen Klopp's jigsaw amid speculation that he will join the club from Southampton.
Jun 7, 15:43
Ryan Bertrand in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton on March 19, 2017
Chelsea remain in hunt for Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand?
Chelsea reportedly remain in the race to sign Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand, who is also said to be attracting interest from Manchester City.
Jun 7, 12:25



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