Celtic ace in come-and-get-me plea to Arsenal

Celtic centre-back Virgil Van Dijk has sung the praises of Arsenal, leading to speculation that the Dutchman is seeking a January transfer to the Premier League club, as reported by the Daily Star.

Gunners gaffer Arsene Wenger has come under fire recently for failing to strengthen his defence, which many believe is the cause of his side’s early-season struggles.

A move for van Dijk could therefore be an attractive option for Wenger in January, and with Celtic known to sell their star players in the past, it is likely that the Dutchman would come with an affordable price tag, with a fee of £10 million being mooted.

“Arsenal are an amazing club,” said the 23-year-old.

“It’s a big club with a great history. I’m happy here just now and I want to play well and we’ll see what happens in the future.

“Until there are bids I can’t say a thing. There is no rush to leave but you never know in the future.”

However, the Gunners may face some competition in securing the Dutchman’s signature, as West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been linked with moves for the player.

Van Dijk became a Celtic player when he moved to the Scottish champions from Dutch side Groningen last summer.


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