Liverpool Football Club may have been handed an absolutely mammoth boost in their pursuit of Southampton centre back Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool’s interest in Virgil van Dijk has been publicly documented for what feels like a century by now and while of late it’s just been blow, after blow, after blow, it seems as if finally, we have some positive news.
The Reds had previously made a huge mess of trying to sign the defender from the Saints with the south coast club accusing them of ‘tapping up‘ the player, forcing the Reds to quickly retract interest and issue an embarrassing public apology.
Despite the player having been evidently keen on the move, the Reds chances were looking bleaker by the day as Southampton publicly announced their desire not to sell their best players and to rid themselves of the tagline of ‘selling club.’
However, according to the Mirror, the Dutchman is having none of it and is ready to “push through” a move to Liverpool.
The Saints still hope not to lose their star man but new boss Mauricio Pellegrino does not want to “keep unhappy players” and van Dijk “has made it clear he wants to play Champions League football.”
Specifically, for Liverpool.
The Mirror also report that the feeling in his home country – Holland – is that the defender is currently debating whether to hand in a transfer request or not.
With Liverpool still keen on signing the player if his “circumstances change” at the south coast club, a transfer request being submitted would almost certainly see the Reds launch an all-out assault on his signature.
What do you think, will van Dijk be a Liverpool player come September?