Many fans would argue that a player going public with his desire to join a particular club makes the transfer easier for the buyers, while the other school of thought believes that it actually makes the transaction more expensive by giving greater bargaining power to the player’s current employers.
And this is exactly what seems to have happened in the case of Virgin van Dijk.
Liverpool found themselves as front-runners to secure the defender’s signature after reports emerged earlier today that the Dutchman has proclaimed his wish to join the Reds.
The fact that van Dijk has been one of the hottest properties in England is surely going to cost Liverpool a huge amount. £44 million along with additional £8 million to be exact, according to inform Twitter ITK @GraemeKelly1.
Graeme Kelly, who was one of the first ITKs to break the story of van Dijk’s move to Liverpool, claimed reports of the player coming with a £60 million price tag seem far-fetched.