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Why Liverpool’s Robertson is the best value transfer since 2014-15, and why Chelsea, Man United have lost money

It’s hard to imagine it now, but not everyone loved Liverpool’s signing of Virgil van Dijk when it was confirmed on Jan. 1, 2018. Although the fee was in keeping with the percentage of revenue big clubs typically spend on big signings, the raw total seemed shocking. It was €85 million, which shattered the previous record fee for a defender: Manchester City’s €58m move for Benjamin Mendy just a few months prior.

Published: January 30, 2020