Celtic scout says Virgil van Dijk will be sold

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Premier League duo Everton and Southampton are reportedly interested in Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk.

Celtic scout David Moss has told VisionarySportsInvestment.com that Virgil van Dijk will be sold before the end of the summer transfer window.

Moss, who is the Bhoys’ assistant head of first-team scouting, believes that the central defender will be sold later this month.

While explaining that Celtic cannot pay big money to sign readymade stars and have to recruit players with potential who can be sold later, Moss told VisionarySportsInvestment.com: “In recent seasons, however, we have done rather well working to this strategy with goalkeeper Fraser Forster, midfielder Victor Wanyama and striker Gary Hooper selling for £10, £12 and £6 million respectively.

“All these players were bought for under £2.5m. Central defender Virgil Van Dijk will also probably be sold for in excess of these figures in the coming weeks.”

Good news for Everton and Southampton?

According to The Sunday People, Premier League duo Everton and Southampton are interested in signing the Dutch defender before the summer transfer window shuts next month.

Van Dijk has been a huge success at Celtic and is one of the best players in the Scottish Premiership at the moment.

In fact, the 24-year-old is probably the best centre-back in the Scottish top tier, and it is understandable why Everton and Southampton are both claimed to be interested in him.

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