Forget it Barcelona as Liverpool tells Spaniard £100m man will be at Anfield this summer
Spanish giants Barcelona reportedly made an enquiry to sign Virgil van Dijk from Liverpool – but were immediately shut down.
After months of speculation Liverpool managed to win the race to the signature of Van Dijk just over 12 months ago to make the Dutchman the worlds most expensive defender when he officially signed for the Reds, and since then he has become arguably the best centre-half in world football.
His performances and leadership at the back for Liverpool have made the Reds one of the best defensive sides in Europe, and has also made them a force to be reckoned with as they chased a Premier League and Champions League double.
Recent reports in the media suggested that Barcelona would try and tempt Liverpool into selling the Dutchman with an offer of over £100 million, as they try and improve on certain areas of the pitch.
And according to reports on the TalkSport website, Barcelona made a cheeky enquiry into the availability of the powerful Dutchman, but his agent quickly knocked back Barca’s interest, and the Camp Nou outfit did not try to push the deal further.
The No.4 recently reflected on a season during which he helped the Reds lift their sixth European Cup and pretty much ended speculation that he could leave this summer.
“I’ve had a few days to reflect now at the end of what’s been an unbelievable season,” wrote the centre-back on the LFC website.
“We achieved great things this season at Liverpool as a team and I feel proud to be part of such an incredible club with this group of players. To be European champions is a dream come true! We are all now hungry for more success and will continue to give all we can to achieve that.
“I’m also excited about the future with the national team and we will look to build on the promising season we’ve just had.
“Thank you for all of your support over the last few months and I’ll see you after a break ready to go again!”
There is no doubt that Van Dijk is making all the right sorts of headlines, and it would be obvious to see big clubs cast an eye. But he has become a real fans favourite at Anfield and has shown no desire to leave anytime soon, so unless there is a massive offer that Klopp cannot refuse, then Liverpool fans should not worry about losing the Dutchman in the next few windows.
Liverpool can certainly dream of more titles with this guy at the back.
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