Celtic suffered their first defeat of the season yesterday as they went down 1-0 at Inverness, and it’s interesting and been pointed out to us by one of our readers – that Newcastle target Virgil van Dijk wasn’t in the squad.
Virgil van Dijk – not in Celtic squad yesterday
And when you think that Neil Warnock told Robbie Savage and Darren Fletcher on BT Sport yesterday, that Alan Pardew had told him that Newcastle’s tenth signing would be announced today – that’s kind of interesting.
Eoghan O’Connell scored an own goal in the second half, and that was the first defeat in the league for what was a much changed Celtic side yesterday, in fact the Scottish powerhouse made 10 changes to the side that drew at Maribor 1-1 the previous Wednesday night.
Celtic face the Slovenian side at home in the second leg of their Champions League qualifier on Wednesday night, and they rested some of their top players yesterday.
There was news a couple of days ago that van Dijk had been affected by his being linked with a number of Premier League clubs this summer – including Newcastle and Southampton – and he could well have been rested because of that, and he would be ready for Wednesday night’s important game against the Slovenian side.
But of course if his signing for Newcastle is imminent, as Warnock said yesterday, he would not have played yesterday.
This could be a case of putting two and two together and getting five of course – but at the very least it’s interesting.
What do you think?
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