Much had been made about the respective defences of Chelsea and Manchester City before the season started by the various punters in the Transfer Tavern.
Still, the Blues’ backline has largely been fixed by Antonio Conte, while Pep Guardiola continues to struggle at the Etihad in that regard.
So, imagine the delight by both sets of fans following reports from the Daily Record.
They claim both Premier League titans have sounded out Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk about a move from St. Mary’s Stadium.
After a series of thoroughly impressive performances in red and white this season, the 25-year-old has emerged as one of the best defenders in the league.
Strong in the tackle and comfortable on the ball, the notion of seeing him at either Stamford Bridge or the Etihad is an exciting one for our drinkers today.
According to the report, the former Celtic ace would prefer to work with Guardiola at this stage of his career and would be exactly the sort of player to fix City’s problems in central defence.
Where would VdV fit in best? Let us know below…
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