This Defender Would Strengthen Newcastle Defense In January

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

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.

What do you think?

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16 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Oct 10, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Too little too late. What’s gonan be? We will bring a new CB in the middle of the season from another league and will put him straight in the starting XI? No way. Not to mention to mention the fact that until then we will be rock bottom on big distance from the safety zone.

    The new CB and a goalscorer should be bring last summer… but even without them, pardew was happy and and happily told to anyone how supportive ashley was.

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 10, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #2

    He gets a couple of crumby Champions league games for Vanarama Celtic before being knocked out of the comp. Him wanting champions league footy wont be a problem.

  • hibbit

    Oct 10, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #3

    we are being drip fed good news storeys by the club all designed to mellow the fans feelings and all picked up by the press thank you mr bishop

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 10, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #4


    If he’s ambitious he won’t play for pardew.

  • firebug666

    Oct 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #5

    From previous thread…

    I think Ashley always knows what he is doing, he will have known everything there is to know about the club before buying it. You would think that at the meetings prior to his takeover all debt and such like would have been discussed.

    Ashley is so successful in his business because he seems to just bumble along head first into everything he wants, and lets all his competitors see him coming. While they are all feeling confident at having worked out his strategy and put in place counters, Ashley broadsides them from a different direction with his real intentions and leaves them foundering in his wake.

    With Rangers, while it looks to the onlookers he is taking them head on, this could just be a smokescreen deflecting attention from his real objective, all I am saying is watch out for the broadside!

  • FinnBarr

    Oct 10, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Not happening. Get some strikers and wing players in first, FFS.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 10, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #7


    the sad thing is so many swallow it.

  • Barton

    Oct 10, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #8

    Virgil Van Dijk……….jesus h shiste,more cartoon talk 🙁

  • jakartacelt

    Oct 10, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Get sick reading this same shit on here by deluded Newcastle fans….get real guys!!! No way would Van Dijk even consider joining such a piss poor team. Newcastle have been punching above their weight for years now. It’s only a matter of time before you reach your level….The Championship!! With Pardew in charge it’ll been sooner rather than later, a total joke of a manager that sells Forster & keeps the bombscare Tim Krul & Steve Harper lol, enough said. Time all you hun sympathisers realised you’re place in the football world…..a total nothing club that will achieve the square root of f*@k all. If you manage to win something that actually matters then lets talk about Celtic’….Hail Hail

  • lesh

    Oct 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Van Dijk should look no further than Mbiwa’s experience under Pardew before he even thinks about joining!

  • lesh

    Oct 10, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #11

    ‘….whether Celtic would let him leave midway through the season…..’

    Ashley: note those words and try to curb your insatiable greed!

  • TikiTakaAcca

    Oct 10, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Why do people even want him ?

    He plays in the SPL.
    Looks like an awful David Luiz.

    Shouldn’t even be considered.

  • ronjohno

    Oct 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    It is very likely if the present results are continued that we will be in a relegation battle again.
    So what good player in his right mind would want to join us.
    As everyone knows the CB and striker issues should have been settled pre-season and here I have some sympathy for Pardew because Ashley did not back him.

    I wish Pardew out only because I do not think he is tactically aware when things go wrong on the pitch especially as I think a good manager could do well with the players we have.

  • Whumpie

    Oct 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #14

    I don’t see how we can attract anyone at the moment. All this shite with Rangers has shone a light on Ashley and what he does to clubs. It’s clear as day now how he views people – players especially. Everyone else in the world is just there to be exploited.
    So unless a player is particularly keen to use us as an entry point to the PL, they won’t come. And if we do get anyone, they’re here for all the wrong reasons. Result: see under “QPR”.

  • south coast toon

    Oct 10, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #15

    we had our chances in the summer the two positions we needed have been weakened proven goalscorer – surely the money we are paying for riveria chunky perez could of got us a top striker and kept ameobi , thank god cisse has motovated himselve i have said its him alone who can keep us up
    cb we loan out probaly our best centre back buy i kid and loan him back to club
    you couldnt make it up we have a weaker team than last season
    lets all go to janurary at christmas there a team on the up……..yeah right pards out pronto 4 yrs of this is a joke

  • ToonLynx

    Oct 10, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Would rather have Stefano Denswil than Van Dijk


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