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Gunners weigh up bid for Celtic centre-back


Virgil Van DijkArsenal and Manchester City are weighing up bids for Celtic centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

The Daily Star reports both clubs have sent scouts out to watch the Dutchman this season and could both make bids for the 22-year-old.

Van Dijk signed for Celtic for £1.6 million from Groningen in the summer on a four-year deal.

The towering defender, who stands at 6’4’’, still has three-and-a-half years left on his existing deal, but Celtic could be tempted to sell Van Dijk, who is valued at around £10 million, if the right offer comes in before the month ends.

Van Dijk, a Holland Under-21 international, has scored three goals in 26 appearances in all competitions for Celtic so far this season.

A centre-back isn’t exactly on top of our wish-list this month, a striker or winger would be more ideal.

However, we could probably do with another centre-back to call upon should one or both of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker be unavailable for any reason, or IF, and this is a big IF, Thomas Vermaelen decides he wants to leave the club to boost his World Cup chances.

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  • paulo says:

    Even though Celtic struggled against top opposition in this years champions league… Vvd actually strolled these games…. He was fantastic.
    As for the standard up in scotland
    Take wanyama… At Southampton… Since he’s broke his leg they have struggled .

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