Celtic supporters have taken to social media to display the delight following the news that former defender Virgil van Dijk has agreed a £75m move to Liverpool.
The Scotsman is reporting that Celtic instituted a sell-on clause when they allowed the Dutchman to join Southampton in 2015, and now they stand to earn around £7.5m following Wednesday’s announcement.
Celtic are expected to use the funds attained from the clause to reinvest in their squad in the forthcoming January transfer window. The Glasgow giants have won the league for the previous six seasons in succession, and they’re vying to extend that record to seven consecutive titles.
They’re currently positioned at the top of the Scottish Premiership, ten points ahead of their nearest rivals, Aberdeen.
The Celtic faithful have turned towards Twitter to express their delight at the news that the club will be receiving a sizeable amount of money in light of the Van Dijk sale…
I like Santa Claus.
But I like Virgil Van Dijk’s Sell On Clause even more.#Celtic
— Dominik Diamond (@DominikDiamond) December 27, 2017
£75m for Virgil Van Dijk hahahaha. £7.5m to the Celtic though. Buzzing to sign a £400k prospect with it
— Paul (@P__67) December 27, 2017
Great business by Celtic
— Robert Kelly (@rkelly0506) December 27, 2017
Best thing about the Van Dijk deal? Celtic getting a reported 10% of the transfer fee.
— chris (@_chris_boyd) December 27, 2017
Van Dijk it 75 million , Celtic are the real winners here like
— ᴇʀɪᴄ-ᴊᴏʜɴʙᴜᴄʜᴀɴ🍀 (@EJB_105) December 27, 2017
Like many other Celtic fans I always said that Van Dijk would go to the top when he was playing for us. He is an unbelievable player that can stroll through games. We will pocket a nice little sell on fee as well, fair play to the big man.
— Liam (@Celtic_Liam67) December 27, 2017