Last month the Scottish Sun ran the original report of Celtic’s interest in Dijks, claiming that they were also fighting off interest from Dutch giants Ajax. The left-back, who has made 28 appearances for Willem this season used to play for Ajax, only agreeing his switch to his current club at the beginning of this season.
He has impressed in the Eredivisie, and Ajax are keen on signing him back, utilising the 50% sell-on clause in his contract, following his sale from the Amsterdam ArenA.
Celtic have bid €2 million, which would be acceptable for Willem, but Ajax are unwilling to match this valuation. For them, a €2 million bid is actually €1 million due to the contract clause, but they do not agree with that asking price.
This has caused the Dutch giants to reconsider their interest in Dijks, and Celtic are now the frontrunners to sign the young Dutch youth international.
There are no indications that the Bhoys’ bid has been accepted yet, although it is expected that Willem will agree the deal in the coming days, having seen their valuation matched.