The Mirror reports that Barcelona made an initial enquiry to find out if Virgil van Dijk would be open to a move to Barcelona but were sent packing by his agents.

The Dutchman joined Liverpool in 2018 for a world record £75m fee and won the Champions League with the Reds a year and a half later.

His impact at Anfield has been unbelievable to watch and the last 18 months have only seen his huge value skyrocket.

Virgil van Dijk.

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The Mirror’s John Cross writes that van Dijk’s representatives were approached by Barcelona but were immediately sent packing as the Liverpool defender has no intention of leaving the Reds.

It’s interesting that Los Cules would even try their luck given the fact that they would need to pay £89m on top of whatever Liverpool decided van Dijk was worth given the cunning clause that Michael Edwards included in the deal to sell Philippe Coutinho to the Spanish side.

 

Any deal to sell van Dijk to Barcelona would surely require the La Liga Champions to spend at least £200million everything considered.

Virgil van Dijk.

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Liverpool would not sell van Dijk under any circumstances given how important he has been to their rapid rise to the top of the European game under Jurgen Klopp in the last two years.

Even though the Merseysiders have yet to reinforce meaningfully in the transfer market, they are likely to return even stronger next season with the Premier League their main ambition.

Winning the Champions League would not go amiss, of course, but the league title is the holy grail.

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