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'He can be amongst the best in the world,' Ambrose hails Van Dijk

The Celtic defender is mightily impressed with what he has seen of his younger team-mate.

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose believes team-mate Virgil van Dijk can one day be 'amongst the best in the world.'

Van Dijk has been linked with a move away from Celtic Park this January, although the Bhoys could well end up holding onto the Dutchman, especially as his defending has often been criticised by the club's fans.

But Ambrose sees all the necessary qualities in the Celtic man to predict the brightest of futures for him.

“It has been a pleasure playing alongside him. I know he is younger but what he has brought to the team, he is quite a talent and everybody will want to have such a talent in their team," the Celtic defender is quoted as saying by the Scotsman.

"He has not played at the top level games in the World Cup or represented Holland but I believe he has the capabilities to be amongst the best in the world.

“He is still young and he has age on his side and, if he works hard, I think he is going to be one of the top defenders in a few years to come.”

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