Southampton put the “not focused” Van Dijk from selection
Southampton trainer Mauricio Pellegrino has Virgil van Dijk from the selection set. The Dutchman is training separately because he because of his transferwens not 100 percent focused on his current club.
“He is no longer a part of the team because he is not 100 percent with Southampton is busy,” said Pellegrino Friday, told the BBC.
According to the Argentine gave the 26-year-old Van Dijk himself that he is not a games more wanted to play more for the club. “I have said that he needs to work out. I can only with players who are completely on the Southampton focused.”
The top of the Premier League already attracts longer to Van Dijk. Especially Liverpool is linked to the twaalfvoudig Orange-international, although the number three of last season last month announced that it is no longer interested in him. Also Manchester City would be Van Dijk on the list.
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Van Dijk, with Southampton still have a contract until 2022. He plays since the summer of 2015 for the middenmoter, which he took over from Celtic. In the Netherlands, Van Dijk until 2013 active for FC Groningen.
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