Once they see a chance to steal a player, Real Madrid try everything to take them. They just had a very entertaining offseason, but that doesn’t mean they are done with business. In fact, Los Blancos could be lining up a shocking move for one of the best footballers on earth at this very moment.
Real are reportedly interested in an ambitious transfer swoop for Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, although he’s displayed his happiness for being right where he is.
Still, days after conflicting reports saw the light over the Dutch defender possibly signing a new contract to commit his future to the Reds, rumors surface regarding Madrid and their desire to land the center-back.
The Daily Mirror reported that the former Southampton defender agreed on a new deal with Liverpool, but the story was later contradicted by claims in the Liverpool Echo. Now, Italian journalist Nicolo Schira believes these talks are taking place, but he also makes sure to mention the apparent interest from Real Madrid in Virgil.
#Liverpool want to close Virgil #VanDijk‘s renew until 2025. Reds are in talks with his agent and have offered a new wages of €12,5M a year plus bonuses. #RealMadrid is interested in him, but Van Dijk is not considering to leave. #transfers #LFC
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) 9 de septiembre de 2019
Van Dijk has become not only one of the best defenders in the world but one of the best footballers in general after his arrival in Liverpool in January 2018. The 28-year-old is the type of player Madrid have signed throughout their history, but this move won’t be easy to carry out.
He has everything to be Sergio Ramos’ long-term replacement and improve Real’s level but we have to wait and see how this whole situation with Liverpool develops and if Madrid finally decide to go for him.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t look like Liverpool fans have to worry about this. Virgil looks very happy in Liverpool and unless something extraordinary happens, he’ll be part of the Reds for many years to come.