Virgil Van Dijk thought Southampton had agreed to Liverpool transfer
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Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk was reportedly convinced his projected move to Liverpool was all agreed in the summer transfer window.
Former Sun journalist Ian McGarry, who is now a “Football Operations and Communications Consultant”, told a podcast that he was informed Van Dijk was certain his move to Anfield was going ahead.
Southampton though blocked the deal when they threatened to report Liverpool for an illegal approach for the centre-back.
Liverpool backed off quickly and their owners Fenway Sports Group promised the Saints they would not approach Vasn Dijk again until they gave them permission.
That green light never arrived and McGarry infers that Southampton changed their mind over selling the player after the new takeover of the club was completed.
“Van Dijk, compared to his fellow rebels in the Premier League Alexis Sanchez and Philippe Coutinho, has one great advantage in that he’s not going to be cup tied for European football in the January window,” McGarry said on a podcast.
“So, I would say of those three he’s got the best prospects of leaving and joining a club in January. Liverpool was his first choice.