'A lot of interest' in Tottenham and Arsenal target Virgil van Dijk

Celtic

Virgil van Dijk could be heading to the Premier League as early as January, if comments from the Dutchman's agent are to be believed.

Talented 23-year-old Virgil van Dijk has attracted interest from several clubs in the English top flight with Arsenal and Tottenham both thought to be keeping close tabs on the defender.

And despite Celtic's insistence he's staying put, van Dijk's agent, Henk Martin Chin, believes the player could be the subject of some interest this January, with a host of clubs thought to be lining up bids.

Speaking to a Dutch magazine on the topic in quotes translated by The Scotsman, Chin said: "He will continue giving everything for Celtic. But if great clubs in the Premier League or other big leagues make concrete offers, you do not say no immediately.

"Is there anything currently? There is a lot of interest. It could be a busy winter."

Dinamo Moscow were previously linked with a move for the Dutchman while the likes of Everton and Manchester United have also been mentioned in the past.

Valued at around £10 million by Celtic, it would take a substantial bid to prise the player away from the Hoops.

Previously with Eredivisie side Groningen, van Dijk signed for Celtic from the Dutch club for just £2.6 million in the summer of 2013 and has excelled throughout his time with the Bhoys.

Van Dijk was rumoured to be on the verge of a move away prior to the close of the summer transfer window, with Newcastle United thought to be interested.

And it looks like he could now be edging closer to a move away from Parkhead, though whether it is to either Arsenal or Tottenham remains to be seen.

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