City-trainer Guardiola denies interest in Virgil van Dijk
According to Manchester City coach Josep Guardiola is not an option to Virgil van Dijk to attract in the winter transfer. The Spaniard denies interest and states that a transfer, moreover, would be impossible.
The 25-year-old Van Dijk is currently no restaurant at the Southampton. The central defender is by foreign media explicitly associated with a transition of approximately 60 million euro to the City.
“He plays from next month for us. That is impossible. He is player of Southampton and we currently have no interest for him,” said Guardiola in the English media.
Friday left Southampton coach Claude Puel already know that he is Van Dijk, who still has a contract until mid-2022 in the St. Mary’s Stadium, absolutely does not want to let you go.
Van Dijk, twaalfvoudig Orange-international, started his career in 2010 at FC Groningen, and left three years later to Celtic. In the summer of 2015, he made the move to Southampton, where Ronald Koeman was trainer.
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Guardiola says City are satisfied with John Stones, who last summer for 55 million euro was acquired from Everton. The 22-year-old Englishman will get criticism and was recently passed, but that says the trainer is nothing.
“It is the first time in his career that he is every three days to play. Sometimes you have a little more experience. If I don’t have confidence in him, I had him not so often prepared,” said Guardiola.
Van Dijk is seventh with Southampton and playing Wednesday with his club, against Tottenham Hotspur, the current number five of the Premier League. City, third, Monday, on a visit to hekkensluiter Hull City.
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