News today that Newcastle are looking at new targets to potentially bring into the club in January, and one of those is Groningen defender Virgil van Dijk, the 21 year-old 6’4″ defender.
Virgil van Dijk – Newcastle linked strongly with top youngster
Graham Carr has been busy again and Graham and his staff have already watched the Dutch U21 center-back a few times this season, and that news is coming from the Dutch press.
Virgil is one of the players we were linked with in the summer, and we think the Newcastle Board have had a fresh think on new targets, after being rather unsuccessful in bringing in our other targets to Newcastle over the summer.
The player is only 21, and therefore would be more of a risk than established players like Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa and Douglas, who are other targets the Tyneside club were linked with over the summer months.
He would also come cheaper than those three of course, and it’s a balancing act whether to pay more for established stars, or take a chance on a player who is not yet fully established or developed as a footballer.
Certainly van Dijk would be given time to develop at Newcastle, if the powers that be think he’s good enough to be brought to Tyneside.
The player was born in Breda, Holland and joined Groningen from Willem in the summer of 2010, and since then he has played a total of 35 times for Groningen and scored 5 goals, and he only turned 21 in July.
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