Celtic star Virgil van Dijk wants to 'make history' with club, but admits he could still leave

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The Dutchman has been linked with several moves in the summer.

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk is certainly a player in demand. The Dutchman has been in impressive form for the Glasgow club this season and has therefore seen his name linked with big clubs outside of Scotland.

Those clubs include Premier League outfits such as Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton and Southampton, as reported by the likes of London24, Goal and the Mirror respectively.

This week he has spoken about his future. He maintains, according to the BBC, that he wants to make history with the club - starting with a potential treble this season - but also concedes that he could exit the club should the right opportunity present itself:

"There was a lot of speculation in the summer that I wanted to leave. Everybody was not so positive around me, but I just enjoy playing here...

"Every player wants to develop. Celtic is a very big club and you don't want to leave for a smaller club. We will see what happens in the summer, but as it looks right now I'm still here. I'm not in a rush, but if the opportunity is there, you never know. But I'm just focusing on Celtic.

"I want to write some history here and everybody at the club knows how close we are to getting the treble. That's what everybody wants to do."

With Jason Denayer's loan deal ending at the end of the season Celtic are likely to lose him in the summer. If Van Dijk goes as well they lose perhaps their best two options in central defence - it would certainly be a poor scenario.

Now time will tell if Van Dijk remains at Celtic in the summer, or if a potential treble win might see him decide the time is right to move on.

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