12 Aug ‘Celtic should sell Van Dijk for £10m’
Former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie says the Hoops should jump at the chance to sell Virgil van Dijk for £10 million to Southampton.
The Premier League outfit have expressed an interest in the Dutch centre-back this summer after his consistently impressive performances for the Scottish champions.
Frank McAvennie, former Celtic striker
And McAvennie says that kind of money being reportedly offered is too good for Celtic to turn down.
“I’ve been told that Southampton have made a £10 million offer for Virgil van Dijk which I think Peter Lawwell should snap the hand off him if they get offered that,” he told Peter and Roughie’s Football Show.
“I think he is a work-in-progress but I think he’s got the capabilities to be one of the top central defenders in Europe. I really do believe that.
“But I think he’s not been tested that well in Scotland. There’s no doubt when he gets the ball and runs with it he’s poetry in motion, he’s different class but if they can get £10m then that is an awful good deal.
“I’d like him to stay at Celtic for another year and learn his trade. If he stays for another year he could go to a top six team in England.”