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Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk England-bound, says agent

Virgil van Dijk may be leaving Celtic in the summer. Picture: Jane Barlow

Virgil van Dijk may be leaving Celtic in the summer. Picture: Jane Barlow

  • by MARK WALKER
 

VIRGIL van Dijk’s agent said last night that he expects the Celtic defender to move to England in the summer.

The Dutch centre-back has impressed since his £2.6 million move from Groningen last year. He has been linked with English Premier League clubs, including Manchester United and Manchester City, and his agent, Henk-Maarten Chin, believes Van Dijk could be on the move, although he admitted there had been no bid so far.

Chin said: “There is certainly interest. Many English clubs are interested in him – the absolute top clubs. They watch him and are very keen. There has been no official approaches for Virgil yet, but that will come after the season ends.

“There’s certainly far more interest in him than we could have dreamed of. I expect something will happen for him this summer – the intention would be for him to earn a top transfer.” Chin believes the Dutchman’s Champions League displays prove he deserves a move. “Celtic were outplayed by Barcelona, but Virgil was the only player who was OK,” the agent said. “Against AC Milan, he made a great impression in his battles against Mario Balotelli.”

 

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