Even the Premier League did not get a finish as exciting as Virgil van Dijk’s transfer saga.
Liverpool’s poaching of the defender after the season ended was alleged by Southampton to be along the lines of an “illegal approach” as per the rules in force.
The issue went out of hand to the extent of the Reds being forced to tender an official apology for manager Jurgen Klopp’s meeting with the 25-year old in Blackpool.
Premier League officials have been forced to initiate an inquiry into the matter since names of other big clubs, including Chelsea and Arsenal, have also come up during preliminary investigations.
And although Liverpool have officially “withdrawn their interest” in the Dutch player, reliable journalist on all things Liverpool Paul Joyce, seemed to endorse fellow journo Dave O’Connell who claimed that club owners FSG apologized only to facilitate investigations, and that the transfer could actually take place this summer.