Newcastle have been interested in Virgil Van Dijk for a couple of years since the 23 year-old was at Groningen, and there was news last summer that Newcastle were interested in the player who joined Celtic over a year ago for a small £2.6M fee.
Virgil Van Dijk – Newcastle interested
Newcastle have been weak again in defense this season so far, and since we are down to three experienced center-backs it seems a good bet that Newcastle will; try to draft in another center-back in the January transfer window.
And since we were reported to be keen to bring in Virgil last summer, and even on the last day of the transfer window, Newcastle could go after Virgil in January.
And with the interest from Newcastle and other clubs like Swansea in the summer, Virgil became unsettled in Scotland, and it’s fairly certain he will soon move to the Premier League – which is a challenge for any good player.
Of course Van Dijk gets Champions League football north of the border, and joining Newcastle would mean he wouldn’t get European football, and with other English clubs also said to be interested in the player, it may be difficult to attract the 6’4″ center-back to Tyneside.
Van Dijk is ambitious and no doubt would like to be a Holland regular by the time the Euro 2016 finals come around in 2016 in France, and this is one reason why he would like to play in the most popular sports league in the world.
Virgil has played 62 times for Celtic with 7 goals, and since Newcastle will try to bring in a center-back in January, Virgil van Dijk is certainly one of the center-backs Newcastle will be after.
Whether we can attract him to Tyneside in January and whether Celtic would let him leave midway through the season are two good questions.
The fee quoted over the summer for van Dijk was £8M, which gives Celtic a good profit over the last eighteen months.
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