Everton preparing £50m bid for Van Dijk

skysports-virgil-van-dijk_3860836On the first day of the January transfer window it has come apparent that Ronald Koeman has asked majority shareholder at Everton, Farhad Moshiri, for funds to make this bid. After being promised lots of spending money when Koeman made the move from Southampton to Everton it seems likely that the money will be put up.moshiri-efc_3584049b

With Manchester City also showing interest in the ex-celtic centre back the price could well go over the expected £50 million pound mark. City are still searching for a solid centre-back pairing with Stones not living up to his £50 million price.

Van Dijk has been a solid rock for Southampton so far this season and has started all of their games this season however will miss out on their next game after picking up a red card in his last match against West Brom. He has been their stand out player and has provided stability with Claude Puel coming in. He seems to be another player that Southampton are going to have to sell when yet again a bigger club comes calling for their players. He can join the list of the likes of: Lallana, Mane, Clyne, Bale, Shaw and many others who have used Southampton as a stepping stone to greater things.

It seems that Jagielka will be the man to move out for Van Dijk after his ten years at the club seems to be coming to an end after his £4m move from Sheffield United.Van Dijk should slip in easily into the team and can line up with Ashley Williams who made the move from Swansea over the summer.ashley-williams-everton-wales_3761705

Although nothing has been confirmed it seems as if whether it is to Everton or not, Virgil Van Dijk will be moving away from St Mary’s this January.

Article written by @GusSkinner

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