Football 2017-12-28 5:46 AM

That’s the verdict of former Premier League manager Harry Redknapp.

Van Dijk will move from Southampton to Liverpool for a world-record price for a defender on January 1 after the two clubs agreed a £75m fee yesterday.

The Dutch defender has impressed at St Mary’s since his move south from Celtic in 2015.

Redknapp says plenty of clubs were checking out the player, but were not convinced he had what it takes.

“It’s crazy money for a central defender,” he said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“When he was at Celtic, a lot didn’t think he was good enough for a top-six club at that time.

“Southampton took a chance and suddenly his fee has gone through the roof.

“It’s a crazy fee. Southampton have been good at finding replacements, but whether they can do that again is now the question.”

 

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