Fans of both Chelsea and Liverpool are convinced that Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is on his way to their club after the Saints brought in a new central defender.
The south coast club signed Wesley Hoedt from Lazio on Tuesday and very carefully explained their position with what seemed to be a clear statement on van Dijk in their announcement.
“Wesley has proven his talent through his performances for Lazio, as well as the Netherlands, and we believe he can develop even further here at Southampton, alongside his international teammate Virgil van Dijk, as well as the likes of Jack Stephens, Maya Yoshida, Jan Bednarek and Florin Gardos,” said the Saints’ vice-chairman Les Reed.
“With Wesley joining those players, we believe we have the right amount of quality, depth and flexibility at centre-back to help us achieve our aims this season.”
However, that has not stopped the Chelsea and Liverpool fans getting excited.
Here’s what some of them have been saying on social media.
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