Lots of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to discuss John Cross’ column for The Mirror, which states that Barcelona asked about the availability of Virgil van Dijk but were quickly shot down by his representatives.
The Dutchman has emerged as arguably the best centre-back in Europe since arriving at Anfield in a £75m deal from Southampton, which remains as the world-record fee for a defender.
Check out some amazing tekkers in the video below…
Amazingly, the 28-year-old is also the current favourite for the Ballon d’Or award after a tremendous 2018/19 season, in which he won the Champions League and also picked up the PFA Player of the Year award for his efforts.
Given the state of the transfer market right now, in which players like Harry Maguire and Sean Longstaff are valued at £90m and £50m respectively, you would assume that it would take a new world-record fee entirely to prise van Dijk away from Merseyside.
As a result, some Liverpool fans below have decided to mock Barcelona’s interest in the 6 foot 4 defender, with one fan saying that only £1.4bn would be enough!
Let’s take a look at a few more replies from the Liverpool fans on Twitter…
Hey Virgil, I know you destroyed us at Anfield and we basically payed Liverpool to sign you… But fancy coming here so Messi doesn't cry again? pic.twitter.com/XzCXynGqpz
— Lukas Lammie (@LukasLammie) July 11, 2019
They have to sell the entire Barcelona team to come and buy him.
— Iddrisu Mubarak (@iddrisubasha) July 11, 2019
If true, let this be the first of more many more.
— M. Moubarak (@Nino_nworB) July 11, 2019
Sorry Barca but times have changed
— Steven Colyer (@ColyerAwesome) July 11, 2019
I know Every Player Has Price But VVD Is On another Level to Every Player. So Here We Go.
1.4Billion and he is Yours.
— Dorre Firin (@AbuSufian45) July 12, 2019
Shouldn’t even have botherd asking ??
— SuperSalah (@797_cool) July 11, 2019
Hmm good luck with that. Looking at £200m before Liverpool would even consider selling surely?
Then they still have that reported £100m premium to pay on top following the Coutinho deal!
— craig thomas (@craigdenthomas) July 12, 2019
You having a laugh Barca , you’re doing you had go cap in hands to the banks to raise money to sign griezman so you’ve got no money for VVD even if he was for sale , so leave you’re illegal tapping up to someone else
— THE unbearable one (@ianlooneytoones) July 12, 2019