Now, the Echo has actually denied that Everton have tabled a £65m bid for Virgil van Dijk (yet) – but Twitter is going crazy for the rumour and it’s sent Liverpool fans into a frenzy!
The Dutchman is our no.1 target, but we had to pull out of a deal to sign him because Southampton accused us of tapping him up in June. Since, there’s been no indication that we’ll go in for him again, although we haven’t tried to sign any other centre-backs either.
Everton are now owned by billionaires and are set to be armed with £75m worth of Romelu Lukaku cash – so have a serious amount to spend this summer.
We’re not worried, as their targets wouldn’t get in our team anyway, but van Dijk would and the thought of him signing for the Toffees doesn’t bear thinking about!
Everton apparently spending the Lukaku money on Sigurdsson (£32m) and Van Dijk (£65m)… I don’t even know what to think anymore
— Andy Castell (@AJ3) July 7, 2017
Imagine if Everton actually get Van Dijk. Would make this transfer window even more embarrassing for us than it already has.
— J (@CoutinhoPrime) July 7, 2017
So we get punished for pretending to sign van dijk as a joke but everton dont. CORRUPT! those bitter twats should get a transfer ban!
— Kloppsicola (@Kloppminator2) July 7, 2017
I’m sure Van Dijk would rather rot in Southampton then go anywhere near a club like Everton.
— AnfieldRd96 (@AnfieldRd96) July 7, 2017
Everton will sign van dijk and we will end up with fucking Michael Dawson or Richard Dunne
— Matt Richards (@mattrichards91) July 7, 2017
Scenes when Everton get Van Dijk:joy::joy:
— Will (@MainmanSalah) July 7, 2017
Doubt he will go but If van dijk goes to Everton I’ll cry for like a year
— Isabelle (@lfcisabelle) July 7, 2017
Everton are inadvertently doing Liverpool a massive favour getting the bidding started on van dijk if true
— Michael Gregson (@grego999) July 7, 2017