Virgil van Dijk close to Liverpool FC move according to bookies
Van Dijk 1/7 to sign for Liverpool although Manchester City also thought to be interested
June 6th, 2017
Liverpool qualified for the Champions League last season although there were clear defensive issues and that is why Jurgen Klopp wants to sign a new central defender.
Virgil van Dijk seems to tick all the right boxes and The Guardian have reported that he’s told Southampton that he wants to swap St Mary’s for Anfield, following in the footsteps of Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne.
It is thought that Van Dijk might cost Liverpool in the region of £50 million, although his performances for the Saints have been seriously impressive and he boasts the best stats out of any central defender in the Premier League.
The bookmakers anticipate that the Dutchman will sign for Liverpool, with Sky Bet going 1/7 about Van Dijk joining the Merseyside club who can offer any prospective player Champions League football.
Manchester City are also thought to be interested in the defender and that could mean Liverpool have to shell out £60 million and pay Van Dijk £200,000 per week.
At the age of 25, the player still has improvement in him and many consider him to be among the world’s best defenders, with former Celtic manager Neil Lennon declaring that he has the capability to play for any team in Europe.