La Liga giants leading race to sign £75m-rated Liverpool defender

Real Madrid are desperate to sign Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk and set to battle with Barcelona for the player. Los Blancos new manager Zinedine Zidane wants to strengthen the back-line, and his primary target is the Netherlands international who has an impressive campaign and proves his worth one more time.

French coach ready to spend big money on the footballer in July when the transfer window opens again. It will be difficult to sign him as Blaugrana also preparing to make an offer during this summer. There will be a real battle for the footballer, and his price could increase and become much more.

In this season, van Dijk already played 37 matches, scored four goals and made three assists in all competition. It is a fantastic result, and he can improve his consequences during this campaign. Virgil has contracted with the Merseyside club until 2023, and his release clause is nearly £75m.

He is a regular member of the national team and also helped them to reach the UEFA Nations League semi-final which is already a big success for the footballer. The 27-year-old centre-back joined the Reds from Southampton last January with a £70m deal. He is one of the best defenders in Premier League and unchanged figure for the club.

Los Blancos will do everything to add him this summer as Sergio Ramos already up to 32, Nacho and Vallejo are in a terrible form, and their replacement is necessary. Real Madrid are in a third place in La Liga table and have a big chance to get the Champions League ticket.