Earlier today Virgil Van Dijk handed in a transfer request after Southampton refused to sell him to a club in the Champions League and made him train away from the first team squad. Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City were all strongly linked with the player earlier in the summer and all three could reignite their interest upon hearing this news. One thing is for sure that Southampton will demand a big fee for the player, having rejected bids upwards of £60million according to some reports.
Do City need the big man at the back? Should the club sign him for £50million-plus?
Here’s what you had to say:
Virgil van Dijk has handed in a transfer request at Southampton.
Would you like to see City go for him? He'd cost £50million+. pic.twitter.com/anopRqFwXq
— City Watch (@City_Watch) August 7, 2017
He's off to Pool lads, now they will use this tweet to prove to us he rejected us 😭
— KD (@ManCityKD) August 7, 2017
Wants to go Liverpool and he's too expensive
— Mak (@ManCityArmy1894) August 7, 2017
would want him but £50m is too much and he's off to Liverpool probably
— Bráulio. (@futboIDybaIa) August 7, 2017
Over £50m too much?
Hes not worth £50m. Good player. But with Kompany, Otamendi & Stones i wouldnt see spending £50m on VVD good. Keep Mangala as 4th choice
— GiddyUpGeeGee (@tpomBranchley) August 7, 2017
that's too much
— Womo (@IssaWomo) August 7, 2017
Big addition to our defence?
100% yes, he is perfect for us. No chance of it happening though sadly
— joe (@kunfazed) August 7, 2017
I would love him 😍
— puneeth (@puneeth1805) August 7, 2017
I'd take him, rate him higher than Otamendi
— dixy (@dixycs) August 7, 2017
Go get him! This is Kom's replacement🙏
— Playmaker No.23🇹🇭 (@Bulangmang) August 7, 2017
Could Mangala go the other way?
Quality no doubt. If we can give them mangala and half that money I would say it's a good deal
— Despicable me(´⌣`ʃƪ) (@_Lex_oz) August 7, 2017
Of course. Mangala plus cash for VVD.
— City Centre (@UltraCityzen) August 7, 2017
Wouldn't mind having him on our team to strengthen our defence but £50m+ for someone with no CL experience is absurd! Mangala + £20m maybe
— Jacob Senwamadi (@Jay_Senwamadi) August 7, 2017