Dutch under-21 stopper arrives in Glasgow.
FC Groningen defender Virgil van Dijk has arrived in Glasgow to complete his proposed move to SPL champions Celtic, Sky Sports reports.
The 21-year-old admitted that he would be interested in a move to the Scottish club earlier this week with the Eredivise side suggesting that they would be willing to listen to offers for him.
He turned down an enquiry from Brighton last summer and despite still having two years to run on his current deal the club are willing to let him continue his progress overseas.
And today he arrived in Glasgow to wrap up the finishing touches on a £2.5 million deal and he expressed his delight at prospect of joining up with Neil Lennon’s men.
“I’m happy to be here. Celtic is a big club,” he said on arriving in Scotland. “It’s very close (to being completed). I think I only have to do the medical but we’ll see what happens.
“The promise of more nights like Celtic’s Champions League win against Barcelona was part of the attraction of moving to Scotland.
“The game against Barcelona was a big game and I watched it at home. It was a very good game and I look forward to playing in the Champions League as well.
“It’s difficult to say but I’m a defender who likes to play football. I’m not a defender who plays the long ball all the time.
“There were a lot of clubs interested but nobody was as concrete as Celtic. I’m happy to be here and I would love to play for Celtic.”