Leigh Griffiths and Southampton forward send messages to Virgil van Dijk on Twitter

Celtic FC

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths congratulates Virgil van Dijk on winning prestigious Southampton awards.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has taken to social networking site Twitter to congratulate Virgil van Dijk on winning the Southampton Fans’ Player of the season and Players’ Player of the Season awards.

Griffiths played with the Netherlands international defender at Celtic, and he is pleased for his former teammate.

Southampton forward Charlie Austin has also expressed his delight at Van Dijk’s performances this season being recognised.

Van Dijk joined Premier League outfit Southampton from Scottish Premiership giants Celtic in the summer of 2015.

The Dutchman has scored three goals and created eight chances in 33 Premier League appearances for the Saints this season.

The former Groningen star, who was at Celtic for two seasons, has a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 43%, and has won 153 headers, 16 dribbles and 44 tackles.

There were many who were sceptical when Van Dijk moved to Southampton, but the Dutchman has proved his doubters wrong.

Southampton are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment with 60 points from 37 matches.

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