Liverpool are planning to reward Virgil van Dijk with a bumper new deal worth more than £50million, according to a report published by the Football Insider.
Sources explained Liverpool are set to offer Van Dijk a new five-year contract worth upwards of £150,000-a-week in addition to bonuses that could potentially take it beyond £50m across its entirety.
The centre-back’s current deal is bolstered by various lucrative top-ups, including a £6m bonus on signing, a further £5m loyalty bonus and then a £4m bonus when he has played 150 Liverpool matches.
In addition, Van Dijk is incentivised for goals and the team’s clean sheets in competitive matches.
Owners Fenway Sports Group regard it as a priority to extend the contract of someone they regard as instrumental in Liverpool’s dominance of English and European football.
Van Dijk has had an astonishing impact since his arrival, with his debut season ending with the PFA player of the year award.
He has played every minute of this season’s remarkable, record-breaking Premier League campaign, in which Liverpool have won all but one of their 25 matches.