Report: Tottenham Hotspur ready to bid £10 million on Celtic star Virgil van Dijk

The Dutchman has become one of the most coveted players in English football.

Celtic star Virgil van Dijk has been linked with several big teams this season after a string of fantastic performances for The Bhoys this term.

Now, it seems as though Tottenham Hotspur have joined the chase for the player. The Express reported yesterday that Spurs were keen on the Celtic defender - with a £10 million price-tag being mooted for his signature.

The player has been fantastic for Celtic this season and has been linked with plenty of teams across Europe.

Tottenham certainly need to look at centre-back options this summer.

The likes of Federico Fazio, Vlad Chiriches and Younes Kaboul do not look up to scratch, Eric Dier is still young and learning whilst Jan Vertonghen has not been in his best form this season.

Tottenham need a defender who can not only do the basics, but add an extra dimension to the team from the back if they are to push on for a potential Champions League place next season.

Van Dijk is certainly the type of player that fills that criteria, so Tottenham fans will be hoping their is substance to this transfer talk.

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