Daniel Agger has told the Liverpool Echo that his transfer fee was “crazy”. Agger was signed for £5.8 million (€8.5 million) and in doing so became the most expensive player ever sold by a Danish club, and the most expensive defender bought by Liverpool.
Agger said: “It is crazy that I have been sold for 63 million Danish Kroner. It is a strange number and a bit surreal. But that is the way of the world of football today. It is crazy. I don’t think that it should be that way.”
It took Liverpool quite a bit of work to persuade Brondby to part with him even for that figure, but for Daniel it seems a ridiculous amount of money: “I don’t think that anybody is worth that much for doing a job, but I don’t think of myself as being the most expensive player ever sold from a Danish club. It’s just the way it is.”
The player made his debut at home on Wednesday, and is expected to be a regular starter for the team very soon. He’ll be much more well known by being a Liverpool player than he was at Brondby, but isn’t interested in receiving any star treatment: “To be a star does nothing for me. I only concentrate on football. All the star things are not who I am. I just want to be myself. I won’t change for anybody or anything.”
Agger’s life might have been very different if he’d gone down the other career path he’d considered – he was keen on becoming a fighter pilot, but says he’s chosen the better option: “I had a dream to fly an F16, but this is bigger than sitting in an F16.”
He’s finding it hard to express his feelings, but he’s obviously delighted with his new club: “It’s difficult to explain what I feel, but this place is fantastic. It’s such a big club. It’s what every boy dreams of, but not many Danish players have achieved it.”
Once Agger gets used to the pace and physical nature of the Premiership, he’s sure to be pushing Sami and Carra for their places in the team.