As we all know, van Dijk became the world’s most expensive centre-back when he joined Liverpool from Southampton last January for a staggering £75 million, and has gone on to transform the Reds’ previously leaky defence.
But things could’ve been very different had Fletcher’s advice been listened to by Tony Pulis and his coaches.
Appearing on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football this evening, the ex-Scotland captain explained how impressed he was with van Dijk during his two-year stay in Scotland:
Virgil van Dijk one of the best players in the league? Darren Fletcher has no doubt. 👊
— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) November 5, 2018
As we all know, van Dijk went on to sign for Southampton for £13 million, before moving to Anfield, leaving Baggies fans wondering what might have been.
Given former West Brom boss Tony Pulis loves a commanding and dominating defender, is it strange that they ignored Fletcher’s recommendation?
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