Southampton let sought after Van Dijk this summer, don’t go
Southampton is not going to Virgil van Dijk this summer. The Premier League club wants the 26-year-old Dutch defender to be until mid-2022 the current contract.
“Virgil is not on sale in this transferwindow”, says chairman Ralph Krueger Wednesday, compared to Press Association Sport in clarity nothing to be desired.
“He should not personally. It’s going to be a much, much bigger picture: a change of course at Southampton.”
Where the ‘Saints’ over the last few years, mainly from financial considerations, the necessary containers of the hand did want to Krueger that this month and in the near future to the minimum.
“In my first summer here were five players left and came six. In my second summer here went there three and seven, and in my third summer here went there about five and there were also five in. Now there is one player left and there are two added. So we want to be now.”
Krueger hopes that Southampton by that policy is an attack on the top six in England. “We want a mature club. We want a team that can take advantage of synergies that are much more attractive football and a better product for the fans and create the opportunity for us to give back in Europe.”
Van Dijk gave already several times to know for september 1, in a different shirt wanting to play. In particular, Liverpool would be very interested in the services of the twaalfvoudig Orange-international, but a formal bid has so far not come.
Van Dijk since mid-2015, under contract with Southampton, telling him that the time for a millions of dollars took over from Celtic. The born Bredanaar began his professional career in 2011 at FC Groningen.
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