Will Virgil Van Dijk Join Saudi Pro League In The Summer?

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Liverpool star defender Virgil Van Dijk has one year left in his contract. There are lots of rumors about his future in Liverpool. The 32-year-old could leave the club in the summer despite having one year left in his contract. No official transfer bid was made by any clubs for the Dutchman. But many Saudi pro league clubs are interested in signing the Dutchman.

Virgil Van Dijk joined Liverpool in January 2018 from Southampton for a transfer fee of 75M. Van Dijk played a crucial under Jurgen Klopp’s time at Anfield. The Dutchman made 270 appearances till now for the Reds and scored 23 goals in this process. Van Dijk won 8 major titles with Liverpool including the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League in 2020. The 32-year-old finished second in the Ballon d’Or race in 2019 behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. However, in the same year, Van Dijk won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year.

Transfer Rumors Around Virgil Van Dijk

But after the departure of Klopp and only a year left in his contract, there is no concrete future left for Dijk in Liverpool. Saudi clubs are keen to sign the 32-year-old. Especially Cristiano Ronaldo’s team Al-Nassr is very interested in having Virgil Van Dijk in their team. The club already signed former Manchester City defender and Spanish international Aymeric Laporte and Brazilian wing-back Alex Telles in the past. As per some reports Laporte wants to leave the club after having one year with the club.

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So, Al-Nassr is interested in signing Van Dijk of Liverpool and Marquinhos of PSG in the upcoming transfer window to replace Laporte and make the backline strong. Al-Nassr is prepared to make Van Dijk the world’s best-paid defender if he joins them in the summer.

Will VAN Dijk Leave Liverpool?

Well, there is no clear-cut answer to this question till now. Virgil Van Dijk is currently on international duty with the Netherlands in the Euro 2024. Till now no official transfer details come out from any clubs. Anyway, his future will be decided after the end of June. Van Dijk previously answered questions about his future shortly after the announcement of Klopp’s departure in January. The 32-year-old said,

That’s a big question. Well, I don’t know. That is correct – good maths.

Listen, I don’t know. The club will have a big job on their hands, that is well known. To replace the manager and replace not only the manager, the staff is leaving, and there are so many things that will change.

So the club has a big job on its hands and I am very curious which direction that will go in. But when that will be announced we will see our situation, I can’t say now.”

As Virgil Van Dijk made no clear answer about his future in Anfield, the Dutchman always can leave the Reds in the summer. Several Liverpool players joined Saudi Arabian clubs in recent years, like Fabinho, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane. So, the question remains, will the Dutch international also follow the same path?

Reports as per, TEAMTALK

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