Micky van de Ven has admitted that playing at Anfield is a “dream” for him, despite strong interest from Liverpool.
The 22-year-old, who started all but one of Wolfsburg’s 34 Bundesliga games this season, is said to be’very popular’ with Jurgen Klopp and Jorg Schmadtke (AZ WAZ), and it appears that the Dutchman wouldn’t need much convincing to move to Merseyside because he’s already visited L4 as a fan.
“I once went to the Liverpool stadium with my dad,” he told AZ WAZ (via Twitter @TheAnfieldTalk). “That was on Boxing Day, over Christmas.” Arsenal vs. Liverpool. That was insane. Then, when ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ comes on, it’s a goosebump moment, and it’s very cool. It’s a dream come true to be able to play there.”
Klopp’s priority this summer will be to strengthen his midfield options, but given Wolfsburg’s impressive performances and promising potential, we’d be delighted to see him join the club.
Van de Ven is likely to be excited about the prospect of reuniting with his compatriot and Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool.
The former Southampton man is the ideal player for the former FC Volendam player to learn from.
Schmadtke, Liverpool’s new sporting director, oversaw the Dutchman’s move to Wolfsburg and will be confident of doing more business with the versatile defender.
Jamie Carragher has urged his former club to sign a left-footed centre half who can also play left back, and van de Ven has excelled in both positions for the Volkswagen Arena outfit.
The 6ft3 speedster’s latest comments could be interpreted as a ‘come and get me’ plea to Klopp and co.