A report which emerged yesterday also seems to certify that Big Virg is a classy figure off the pitch as well. As per reports, the Netherlands captain has made a ‘substantial’ donation to the Dutch deaf national team, to aid their aspirations of taking part in the Deaflympics in Brazil in May.
He reportedly learnt of the Dutch team’s plight in May and was eager to help them reach that target.
Van Dijk initially made a large financial donation and has now donated the signed shirt he wore in the Carabao Cup triumph against Chelsea.
As per reports, the amount required by the Dutch deaf team was a figure of £90,000, and so far Van Dijk has helped raise ‘half of the amount’. The proceeds from the sale of the shirt will certainly help increase that figure even more.
Van Dijk spoke about his donations to the De Telegraaf: “I have discussed this with my family and we would like to help. That’s why we support these guys, who have a great job moving from 21st to 7th place in the world ranking.”
Those interested in purchasing the special shirt can contact [email protected] and submit their bids. The Dutch national deaf team will announce the winner at an unconfirmed date.