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5 records that could be broken in this transfer window

  • The transfer market has reached a point where clubs are breaking their record transfers more than once in the same window
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 11:18 IST

#2 Most expensive defender

Van Dijk
Van Dijk is still a wanted man at Anfield

There are several candidates to break this record but before we get to that, let's talk about the man who holds the record - David Luiz. The Chelsea man became the most expensive defender ever when he completed a switch to PSG back in 2014 for £50m.

Last summer, Manchester City came very close to breaking the record when they shelled out £47.5m for John Stones. 

This summer, the record could be broken if Leonardo Bonucci opts to move from Juventus and there will be no shortage of suitors for him or if for some reason, which is beyond me, Jerome Boateng decides to leave Bayern Munich as often speculated. 

However, the player that's likely to break the record is Virgil Van Dijk. The Dutchman was all over the news a few weeks ago when Liverpool officially issued a statement apologising and ending interest in the player for pursuing him publically much to the annoyment of Southampton.

However, as things stand, Van Dijk could still leave Southampton for Liverpool and if it does happen, which I think it will, then it's going to cost Liverpool around £70m! 

Back in 2012, PSG issued an official apology over the pursuit of Thiago Silva just like Liverpool did in their pursuit of Van Dijk and yet, the French club ended up signing the defender in the same transfer window. Let's see if history repeats itself with Van Dijk. 

Published 04 Jul 2017, 13:31 IST
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