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Video: Celtic star Virgil van Dijk shows why he’s Premier League linked with star turn

Virgil van Dijk has been linked to several Premier League clubs and showed a glimpse of just why with this sublime bit of skill.

Make no mistake: Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk remains very much hot property in the eyes of several Premier League clubs and the Dutchman demonstrated just why once again this weekend.

Everton and Southampton both reportedly remain keen on capturing the Hoops defender, with the Mirror confirming as much a couple of days ago.

And after a weekend in which both the Saints and Everton shipped a brace with some decidedly inept defensive displays, a formal bid for Van Dijk from one of the two clubs could be imminent.

The 24-year-old certainly showed why he is so in demand this weekend, helping Celtic to a comfortable 2-0 win over Partick Thistle.

It was a performance that was impressive on two counts, with Van Dijk not only helping the Bhoys secure a fourth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions but also pulling off a dazzling bit of skill.

Combining the kind of turn performed by Dutch football icon Johan Cruyff in his pomp, as well as a nutmeg to boot, the former Groningen man left defender Liam Lindsay for dust.

The only unfortunate thing about the move was that he failed to score from the resulting shot.

But it was a timely reminder that there is more to Van Dijk’s game than simply bog-standard defending.

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