Virgil van Dijk may have only joined the Celtic ranks last summer, but following a season which saw him net five times in 36 Scottish Premiership appearances, claim the Scottish title and help the Bhoys’ defence go a record-breaking 1,215 minutes without conceding, potential suitors for the Dutch centre-back are hardly in short supply.
Indeed, 23 years of age, a 6 foot 4 beast boasting considerable technical ability, van Dijk looks set to become the latest Celtic player to swap Parkhead for the Premier League. Swansea have been linked by the Daily Mail and Southampton by TheMag, but Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle are said to be interested too.
With that in mind and the Scottish champions seemingly facing a losing battle, here’s FIVE replacements for the highly-rated centre-back for Ronny Deila to consider.
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