Liverpool have broke the market by making Virgil van Dijk the world's most expensive centre-back. The Premier League side have signed the Dutch defender for 85 million euros from Southampton.
It's a demonstration of economic strength and power from the club where Philippe Coutinho plays, as they beat Pep Guardiola's Manchester City to can Dijk's signature.
European clubs have taken notice of the deal, Barcelona being one of them. Above all because the French defender's 60 million euro release clause all of a sudden looks very cheap.
It does not seem crazy at all and Barça are keen to revise his contract, giving him improved terms and increasing the buyout.
City & United
Umtiti's growth in his two seasons at Camp Nou has not gone unnoticed. The Daily Mail report that Man City and Man United are looking at the defender and would happily pay the release clause.