Southampton fans urge club to re-sign Walcott with Van Dijk money

Southampton confirmed the sale of defender Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool in a £75m deal on Wednesday, and Saints fans have urged the club to re-sign Arsenal winger Theo Walcott with some of the money.

The long-running saga involving the Netherlands international came to a close on Wednesday as Jurgen Klopp finally got his man, and the south coast outfit will now be looking at potential additions during the January transfer window.

Mauricio Pellegrino’s men are in desperate need of reinforcements next month, as they currently lie just two points above the relegation zone with a trip to second-place Manchester United to come on Saturday.

Southampton supporters were quick to have their say on what the club should do with the money they have received in the New Year, and while one said “sign Theo Walcott now”, another said the club “should go out and sign Walcott straightaway”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…