Former Southampton manager: Mitchell Dijks would be a good signing for Celtic

Former Southampton manager Mark Wotte backs Mitchell Dijks to be a success at Celtic if he joins the Scottish Premiership champions in the summer transfer window.

Former Southampton manager Mark Wotte has told The Scottish Sun that Mitchell Dijks would be a good signing for Celtic.

The Willem II defender is on the radar of the Scottish Premiership champions, according to the British tabloid.

It has been reported that Celtic are willing to spend £1 million for the Dutch defender in the summer transfer window.

Wotte, who has worked as a performance director for the Scottish Football Association, believes that his compatriot would be a good signing and would be good value for money.

"Dijks is a strong boy who is very good on the ball and attacks well,” the 54-year-old told The Scottish Sun. "He has an Ajax development background.

"Dijks is a solid player who has also had a spell at Heerenveen. He has done well this season at my former club Willem II.

"I have read that Celtic are very interested in him and I can understand why. He is young and has potential to become better. The price on him is not too much."

Dijks has been in good form this season, making 22 appearances in the Eredivisie for Willem II.

In those 22 matches, the former Ajax youngster created 17 chances, and won 44 headers, 38 dribbles and 66 tackles.

Dijks plays as a left-back, and that is one area that the Hoops need to address for next season. The 22-year-old is also able to play as a central defender.

Emilio Izaguirre is the current first-choice left-back at Celtic, while youngster Kieran Tierney is expected to challenge him next season.

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