In a summer packed with rumours surrounding Virgil Van Dijk and has future at Southampton, it appears that yet another Premier League club are interested in acquiring the services of the Dutchman.
According to The Times, Arsenal have now joined the race for the 26-year-old, following the players’ recent transfer request at the South Coast club. The Gunners now join Liverpool and Chelsea in a fight to sign the former Celtic man, who is valued at £27.2million by Transfermarkt.
Arsenal have bought in two players so far this summer, Alexandre Lacazette and Saed Kolasinac. However, perhaps their weakest position, central defence, has yet to be upgraded and with the season moving ever closer, Wenger will likely want to strengthen, especially with captain Per Mertesacker retiring at the end of the campaign.
After hearing the rumours of a potential move for Van Dijk, Arsenal fans took to social media to express their delight…
Arsenal fans keep saying we don't need Van Dijk
He's the type of CB we've needed for years. Our defence lets us down year after year #AFC
— Alex Mc (@aa_mcintosh14) August 8, 2017
Van dijk is a massive upgrade on what we have right now !!that's for sure!! Even in a back 2 him and koscielny looks promising !!
— Ömar Sherif. (@OmarSherif_AFC) August 8, 2017
— Henry (@RNelsxn) August 8, 2017
@ArsenalFanTV Surely moving for Van Dijk makes sense, BFG gone at the end of the season, Gabriel & Chambers Deadwood Word class CB 1/2
— Dan Perry (@DanPerryAFC) August 7, 2017
— Andy Smith (@andrewdsmith9) August 7, 2017
— Don't be Lacupset (@JamieCox04) August 7, 2017