Liverpool Transfer News: Barcelona inquire about Virgil Van Dijk amidst ssummer transfer window and Liverpool quickly shut their approach.
The Dutch International had one of his best performances of his lifetime against Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions league semi-final. His exceptional display surely impressed the Catalan giants.
With Pique slowly getting into the last phase of his career, Samuel Umtiti’s uncertain future with the Spanish club and Matthijs De Ligt snubbing the Blaugranas. Barcelona now wish to hire the 28-year-old player.
Thus, according to a report by John Cross of the Mirror and the Express, Barcelona made an inquiry about Virgil Van Dijk’s availability with Liverpool, but the Merseyside Club immediately shunned Barcelona’s attempt.
“Do not expect it to happen for a moment, but Barcelona made enquiries about whether Virgil van Dijk could be tempted to leave Liverpool,” he writes.
“They were quickly given short shrift by the Dutch defender’s representatives. They did not bother taking it further.”
This surely gave a relief to the Liverpool fans, as Van Dijk is a crucial part of the team squad, and have gained prominence after his sensational performances this season.
Moreover, Liverpool invested £75 million on Van Dijk, which made him the costliest defender in the world last summer. Hence, certainly making the Dutch International a “not for sale” asset for the English giants.
On the other hand, presently, Van Dijk is satisfied with his stay at Liverpool, and it seems unlikely that Barcelona would be able to achieve the services of the player in the near future.
How twitter reacted
Van Dijk rejects enquiries from Barcelona. Committed to Klopp and Liverpool..
Me : They Barcelona want to kill his Ballon d'or Dream.
— Okoye Arinze (@OkoyeCardinal) July 12, 2019
Barcelona made enquiries about whether Virgil van Dijk could be tempted to leave Liverpool – and were quickly given short shrift by the Dutch defender’s representatives. They did not bother taking it further. [@JohnCrossMirror] pic.twitter.com/0j5TMncWAw
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) July 11, 2019
Barcelona enquired about the possibility of signing Virgil van Dijk from Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/raZ1K5F3Hx
— Football World (@FootballWorld40) July 12, 2019
“Do not expect it to happen for a moment”
Virgil van Dijk's agent to Barcelona representatives. pic.twitter.com/VG3ryAQ9MQ
— HH Πεφνοτη (@BevnotyHany) July 12, 2019
Yeah but all it would take is one sub-par season and Van Dijk could start thinking about going elsewhere. We also can't compete with wages Barcelona would offer like 300k+.
— Ken (@Ken_Maer) July 11, 2019
Liverpool are amidst their pre-season, and defeated Tranmere by 6-0 last night. The Reds will further face Bradford on this Sunday.