What ‘senior Liverpool sources’ are now saying about Van Dijk & Saudi Arabia – The Athletic

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Virgil van Dijk’s Liverpool future remains uncertain despite the dismissal of reports linking the Dutchman with a move to Saudi Arabia.

This comes courtesy of The Athletic’s Transfer DealSheet, with the journalists involved sharing that Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr have yet to get in touch with Arne Slot’s outfit to discuss a potential transfer.

“The news [on Leny Yoro] came as reports were emerging of Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr making contact with Virgil van Dijk’s representatives about a potential move. Senior Liverpool sources, who asked to be kept anonymous to protect relationships, say there has been no contract from Al Nassr about any deal,” as was reported on the outlet.

“The Dutch international has one year remaining on his contract but remains a key figure for incoming head coach Arne Slot. However, if a new deal is not agreed, he would be a free agent next summer and able to join any team.”

This comes amid heavy updates on the Merseysiders’ interest in Lille defender Leny Yoro.

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Van Dijk is joined by Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mo Salah on the expiring contracts list, with the trio’s current terms all set to run out in the summer of 2025.

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Liverpool can’t afford to lose Virgil van Dijk in 2025

Liverpool surely wouldn’t sell Van Dijk this summer? – (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Unlike the doubts persisting over Mo Salah following his first serious injury for Liverpool, there remains no question in our minds that our No.4’s long-term future should be at Anfield.

The 32-year-old (turning 33 in July) remains in phenomenal shape and his defensive instincts haven’t shown signs of waning. If anything, we’ve probably been treated to the best version of the Dutch skipper since suffering a horror injury at the hands of Everton’s Jordan Pickford.

We must do everything to keep Virgil at L4 beyond the 2025 contract deadline.

No excuses now.

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1 Comment

  1. LFC may only get one more season realistically out of VVD.

    I think its time to say bye to Trent, he so studied by all the prem teams that ALL get the better of him and it may be best for LFC and him

    Salah is finished, if LFC are crazy to keep him another season and lose him for 10-15 games between AFCON and injury and he should of been droppped.

    Last season showed that Klopp has started to choose players out of form and started to lose the players , but managed to keep the dressing room, but a lot of rightful unhappy players.

    i think Diaz has reached him level in the prem, so he 27 time to cash in , he had the lowest stats of all forwards by some way and is not improving on contributions to minutes players.

    i would also say Allison , Kheller did only the same last season, so if the cash is right the same.

    I support LFC not the players.

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