Report: Celtic's Virgil van Dijk to complete £11.5 million move to Southampton today - medical done

The Dutchman has been tipped for a switch to the Saints all summer.

Celtic star Virgil van Dijk is set to complete a deadline day move to Southampton, according to Sky Sports.

The towering centre-back has been long-linked with a move to the Premier League and the Hoops' failure to secure a Champions League spot last week all but confirmed the Dutchman’s departure.

Celtic were determined to received over £10 million for one of their key assets and appear to have got their wish, with the Saints prepared to pay £11.5 million for his services.

Sky also report that the 23-year old underwent his medical last night and that would just leave the formalities to be concluded today.

The departure of the Parkhead fan-favourite will be a tough one to take for the Celtic faithful, but the capture of Tyler Blackett and the imminent arrival of Jozo Simunovic – as reported by the Scottish Sun – will help ease the pain.

Blackett arrives on a season-long loan from Manchester United while highly-rated Croatian Simunovic is set to complete a permanent switch from Dinamo Zagreb.

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