Juventus Line Up £150m Bid For Virgil van Dijk

Juventus Line Up £150m Bid For Virgil van Dijk

Juventus are targeting Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk in an incredible £150million summer transfer raid, according to a report.

The Serie A giants believe Van Dijk would be open to a new challenge should the Reds go on to lift the Premier League title this season and are prepared to make the 28-year-old the world's most expensive defender once again.

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Since moving to Anfield, the Dutchman has helped his side win the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the Super Cup, while they are close to attaining a first league title in 30 years.

He also captained Holland to second place in the UEFA Nations League, was runner-up to Lionel Messi in the 2019 Ballon D'Or and was named PFA Players' Player of the year and Premier League Player of the Year in 2018/19.

Here is what a source close to the club had to say: ‘'After winning a bagful of trophies with Liverpool, Juventus think he may be ready for a new challenge at the end of the season — especially as he's been playing in the UK for a few years.

‘'And the club are actively planning to make a huge bid for him in the summer.'

Van Dijk recently admitted: ‘'I'm 28 now and I want to fulfil every dream I ever had.

‘'Life can be short. Your career can be short as well.

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‘'I'm enjoying playing with this team and this manager. We can't look too far ahead. But right now, I'm enjoying it.'’

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