Liverpool “could offer Virgil van Dijk a new contract this summer” to make him the world’s best-paid defender, as Red’s star man wants to reward sublime performance as they get closer to winning the Premier League title
- Liverpool could offer a new big money contract in the summer of Virgil van Dijk
- It is claimed that with his new deal he becomes the world’s best-paid defender
- Van Dijk has been at the center of Liverpool’s success for the past two years
- The Reds have announced huge profits on Thursday as their success grows outside the field
Liverpool could offer Virgil van Dijk a new contract in the summer, making the Dutchman the best paid defender in world football.
Van Dijk has been a crucial part of Liverpool’s success over the past two years, making them European champions and about to win their first league title since 1990.
People like Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have all been rewarded for their efforts with new contracts and it now seems increasingly likely that Van Dijk will receive the same treatment.
Sportsmail understands that no talks have taken place about a new deal for Van Dijk, while the title levy is still ongoing, but the situation may be revised in the summer.
Liverpool could offer a lucrative new contract to star man Virgil van Dijk once the season is over
Van Dijk has always been present in the Premier League and Champions League this season
According to The Mirror, every new deal for Van Dijk could make him the best-paid defender in world football.
It comes afterwards talkSPORT earlier this month reported that the Reds Van Dijk are offering a deal worth £ 50 million.
It has been claimed that his weekly salary will be increased from £ 120,000 per week to £ 150,000 per week.
Van Dijk has played 37 games for the Reds in all competitions this season so far and played every minute in the Premier League and Champions League.
Liverpool announced on Thursday that they had made a pre-tax profit of £ 42 million last year, despite a record investment of £ 223 million on players.
Liverpool announced huge profits for the year ending May 2019 despite a record release
Figures released on Thursday for the fiscal year to May 31, 2019 include the purchases of Alisson Becker (£ 65 million), Naby Keita (£ 52.75 million), Fabinho (£ 43.7 million) and Xherdan Shaqiri (£ 13 million).
It also includes the increased costs of new contracts for 11 players, including Captain Jordan Henderson, Firmino, Salah, Mane, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold – all of whom played an important role in helping the chosen champion of Jurgen Klopp to a 22-point lead at the top of the table.
Van Dijk is expected to be added to that list of players shortly, but he is not the only player to be rewarded with a new contract after younger Harvey Elliott has written new terms on Thursday.
Elliott turns 17 in April, but Liverpool waits until the end of the seasons to stamp the deal with rubber, because then the conditions can run until the summer of 2023.