Los Blancos held negotiations with Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk and preparing to make an offer during the summer transfer window. Zinedine Zidane wants to strengthen the back-line, and his primary target is Netherlands international who has a fantastic season and proves his greatness one more time.
Sergio Ramos already 33-year-old, Nacho and Jesus Vallejo are in a terrible form, Raphael Varane linked with several clubs, and they need back-up. The French manager ready to spend big money on the footballer in June when the transfer window opens again.
Van Dijk joined the Merseyside club from Southampton last winter with an £80m deal. He became an unchanged figure for the club and played many matches amazingly since joining. In this campaign, Virgil already made 50 appearances, scored six goals and made four assists in all tournament.
It is an impressive consequence, and he can do much more during the next season. The Dutch defender has contracted with the English club until 2023, and his release clause is around £75m. His price could increase and become much more during this campaign.
The 27-year-old centre-back is a captain of the national team and also helped them to reach the UEFA Nations League semi-final which is already a significant achievement for the player. Real Madrid had terrible results in this campaign as they finished the La Liga in a third place and kicked out from the Champions League and Copa del Rey. Los Blancos signed Man City attacker Brahim Diaz and Porto defender Eder Militao this January.