According to The Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur had Liverpool centre-back Virgil Van Dijk on their target list in the summer of 2015 prior to moving for Toby Alderweireld.
The Dutchman was at Celtic at the time and did wind up changing the Belgian at Southampton, however he might have been at Spurs if chairman Daniel Levy had failed to land Alderweireld.
Van Dijk was the next name on the list of Levy’s centre-back targets behind the Belgium international, and Tottenham still watched on him at Saint Mary’s.
The 28- year-old was on the radar of the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City simply after 2 seasons in England, and he wound up signing up with Liverpool for ₤75 million in January 2018
Van Dijk has actually given that assisted the Reds to the Champions League title and is a huge factor why they are simply a couple of points far from being crowned Premier League winners.
The Netherlands international currently makes ₤180,000- a-week at Anfield, and is supposedly set to put pen to paper on a five-year extension that will see him make ₤220,000- a-week and end up being Liverpool’s highest- paid player ever.
He has actually assisted the Reds turn into one of the very best protective sides on the continent, and there is no doubt that Stimulates would have been a much better side with him in their ranks.
However, there would not be any remorses at the North London club offered how well Alderweireld has actually turned, however they would hope not to lose out on the next Van Dijk, and it will be fascinating to see how they fare in the transfer window moving forward.