Newcastle Target – Interest Is Huge Compliment

Virgil van Dijk is a 21 year-old center-back who currently plays for FC Groningen in the Dutch league, and Newcastle have been linked with this player since March of this year, and perhaps Newcastle are looking to make a move for the player in January.

Virgil van Dijk – 21 year-old Dutch center back flattered by interest

We hope Newcastle are looking to make a move for the player in January – with van Dijk already having appeared for the Dutch U21 side.

The fee that has been touted around is £2m – and that’s something that Newcastle could even afford to pay out in January,  if they are indeed keen on getting this player on Tyneside.

And it seems the player takes it as a compliment that he has been linked with the likes of Newcastle United recently:

“There were a few conversations before and it looked quite good.   Several people in England still write about alleged interest.   I’m being followed, and that’s a huge compliment.”

With Ryan Taylor and Haris Vukic now out for the season with ACL knee injuries,  our squad is depleted, so we hope the powers that be at Newcastle will bring a couple of good players in during the January transfer window.

Virgil van Dijk 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.

What do you think of bringing van Dijk to Newcastle?

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8 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Oct 12, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #1

    hate international breaks

  • dubzy

    Oct 12, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #2
  • Fat_Robbo

    Oct 12, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #3

    he might not be telling the truth
    A lot of smoke and mirrors at St James these days

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Wouldn’t count him as high profile. Only plus points are that Streete and Good may get earlier than expected opportunities.

    Realistically a team with top 4 aspirations is not going to make that with Simmo, Willo, a crocked Saylor, a crocked Raylor and even a much improved Perch.

    So if we don’t buy the likes of Debuchy and M’Biwa in January we have to hope that the Bigis, Fergies, Goods and Streetes progress very quickly. They just might.

  • archaeomag

    Oct 12, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #5

    At first I thought your title read

    “interest is a huge complaint” !

  • Graeme

    Oct 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #6

    It has already been amply demonstrated that our defence should have been strengthened BEFORE the season started. The fact it wasn’t is affecting our results and therefore our league position which obviously impacts on our ability to qualify for Europe next season.

    It could already be too late to salvage a qualifying position, but “never say never” you can never tell in this league. All we can do is hope Lamearse corrects the error made in the close season as soon as practical!!

  • Wandering Geordie

    Oct 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #7

    Dick van Dyke is probably more probable with our track record in signing centrebacks….Lets wait and see in January instead of the predictable rumour mongering

  • MapleLeafToon

    Oct 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #8

    We must bring in a CB in January, Who is the million dollar question? Douglas, Dragovic,M”Biwa, Van Dijk…. what say the Newcastle faithfully who should we buy?


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