If Sky Sports News HQ is to be believed, then Manchester City reportedly are worried as they feel that Manchester City will be bound to pay higher than £50 million in order to get Virgil Van Dijk of Southampton centre-back. Another reliable source stated that in a survey done in April it was realized that City, being ahead of the window of the summer transfer, is targeting six players and Virgil Van Dijk is one of them. Further City is also believed to remain very interested in Netherlands International and the initial inquiries are also believed to be underway already, ahead of one such potential deal the following month.
However, there is believed to be an underlying fear competition coming from Liverpool & interestingly, there are chances that Chelsea might consider driving the price higher than £50 million marks. Claude Puel, the manager of Southampton and Ralph Krueger, chairman of the club have insisted previously on restricting Virgil Van Dijk from leaving St. Mary’s in summer. Transfer News: Man City, Chelsea, and Liverpool interested in Virgil van Dijk.
A brand new contract of six years was awarded to the 25-year-old, Virgil Van Dijk. Van Dijk was also named “Saints Captain” post his departure to West Ham in January. Virgil Van Dijk joined Southampton in September 2015, from Celtic. He made thirty appearances in the last season prior to the season-ending injury in his ankle in the memorable 3-0 win over the Leicester held on 22nd January.
The Dutch footballer, Virgil Van Dijk plays as the center back for the club of Premier Club, Southampton and also for the national team of Netherlands. Van Dijk started his career of football with Groningen and then in the year 2013 he shifted to Celtic, where Van Dijk came out victorious in the popular Scottish Premiership. In the year 2015, Virgil Van Dijk debuted in the international football.