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Celtic ace Virgil van Dijk is set to reject potential moves to Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Tottenham in order to stay at the Scottish club, reports the Express.
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The 23-year-old has been heavily linked to a move to one of the Premier League’s big clubs, but it now seems that he is not interested in leaving the SPL champions at least until after the January transfer window. Van Dijk had been valued at £10 million, but this would not be enough to get the player any more apparently.
The Dutchman’s manager Ronny Deila has revealed that he is confident the centre-back will stay at Celtic park for the foreseeable future.
“He’s very happy. I have spoken with him and we are very happy to keep him as well. He’s a top player. For me, Virgil’s developing now and taking steps all the time which is very important,” explained the Norwegian.
“I am so happy to have him. He is enjoying his football, playing well. That’s positive. He is such an important player for us. He has learned a lot from August. It’s not the first time a player has been affected. Others have been through these things as well,” he added.
“But Virgil learned from what happened in the summer and he knows that if he’s good enough things will happen. This is the way he wants to do it,” the 39-year-old concluded.
This will mean that the Premier League’s biggest clubs will now have to take their attentions elsewhere.