From Lukaku to James Rodriguez, Mbappe to Verratti, this is probably the most exciting yet anxious time for football fans as they desperately wait to see which big name players their clubs sign.
For all those following the transfer rumours closely these days, they will be well acquainted with the stories floating around regarding the impending departure of Virgil van Djik from Southampton.
With Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool being linked, the Dutchman is definitely one of the hottest commodities in football currently.
However, if the latest reports are to be believed, Liverpool are the front-runners to bring the Southampton man to Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s personal touch on the deal has played a pivotal role in convincing the player to sign.
But another interesting factor, according to Daily Telegraph‘s Chris Bascombe (a reliable source on all things Liverpool), that has apparently played in Van Djik choosing the Reds are the similarities with his former club Celtic, especially the atmosphere created by the fans.
The similarities are well visible, with the atmosphere at both clubs on a European night electrifying. Liverpool and Celtic both have glorious histories and it also helps that both the clubs share the iconic song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as their anthem.