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Huddersfield boss Wagner on Van Dijk deal: Schindler worth the same

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner is amazed by the fee Liverpool paid to sign Virgil van Dijk.

The Reds are signing the Southampton defender for a club record £75m.

Wagner joked that his own centre-back Christopher Schindler was worth even more.

"I have to be careful now what I say because (Van Dijk) is Jurgen's player," Wagner said.

"I think everybody knows what a wonderful defender he is, but to be honest these are numbers I never deal with and I never thought about.

"This is why I can't really say much about it and judge it. This is a surprise and there is someone who pays it! They came together and now hopefully he can help Liverpool."

When asked how much he thought Schindler is worth, Wagner replied: "Seventy-six (million).

"He was, for me, the stand out centre-back in the last Championship season and what I've seen in this Premier League season is outstanding as well."

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