Virgil van Dijk - CONFIRMED - Joins on five-year deal!

Virgil van Dijk - CONFIRMED - Joins on five-year deal!
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#1

Not seen this on the Optimus thread but they just pooped up in my twitter timeline :-

Peter Finch@ EDS_pete 3h3 hours ago

Southampton beat off competition to sign main target Virgil Van Dijk. Deal to be completed very soon # saintsfc


#2

So a couple of hours have passed. Anything?


#3

Celtic are Europa League bound. Now or never.


#4

So, do we get him now?


#5

Really really hope we get him, one hell of a player.


#6

Considering his future apparently!!

Edited to add the link, forgetful twat…


#7

MLT on VVD.


#8

Apparently the deal was done a while back or agreed in principle (Glasgow Herald), can’t think of a player who I wanted to come in as much as this lad, absolute quality.


#9

Originally posted by @Barry-Sanchez

can’t think of a player who I wanted to come in as much as this lad, absolute quality.

Looked out of his depth against Malmo. Just saying…


#10

Telegraph saying that we are expecting VvD to join for £11.5m tomorrow.

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Sourced from The Telegraph article

Southampton set to sign Virgil van Dijk from Celtic

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Southampton are confident of completing an £11.5 million deal today for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk and also keeping both Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane.

Wanyama missed Sunday’s 3-0 win against Norwich City after telling manager Ronald Koeman that he wants to leave amid interest from Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino signed Wanyama for Southampton previously but relations between the clubs have been soured over the past 18 months and Koeman is adamant that his player will not leave under any circumstances.

Southampton have said the same about Mane, who was a target of Manchester United, and intend to stick to their plan of only selling Nathaniel Clyne and Morgan Schneiderlin this summer.

Koeman also wants another centre-back after Toby Alderweireld joined Tottenham at the end of his season-long loan with Southampton and the signing of Van Dijk should be confirmed today.

Van Dijk, 24, has won two Scottish Premier League titles since arriving in Scotland from Dutch club Groningen in 2013.

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#11

Confirmed officially now.

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Sourced from A tweet by SouthamptonFC tweet

@SouthamptonFC - Southampton FC

CONFIRMED: #SaintsFC completes the #deadlineday signing of @VirgilvDijk from @celticfc on a five-year contract. https://amp.twimg.com/v/5b09ff53-ab74-4181-ab3f-8398eea4d912

Retweets: 885

Favourites: 483

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#12

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Southampton FC - (southamptonfc) on 01/09/2015

Virgil van Dijk on joining #SaintsFC: “For me now, to get the opportunity to play in the @premierleague, is unbelievable. It is the perfect step for me. It’s an amazing club.” ( Staplewood Campus )

Likes: 713

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#13

#14

Originally posted by @Barry-Sanchez

Apparently the deal was done a while back or agreed in principle (Glasgow Herald), can’t think of a player who I wanted to come in as much as this lad, absolute quality.

I don’t know a great deal about him, if I’m honest.

How would you rate him, Bazza? On a scale of 1 to Wolfswinkle pls.


#15

Goalscoring defender, eh?

Sounds a bit like our manager!


#16

Originally posted by @Barry-Sanchez

Apparently the deal was done a while back or agreed in principle (Glasgow Herald), can’t think of a player who I wanted to come in as much as this lad, absolute quality.

Still think Vic is going to Spurs before 6pm bazza?


#17

VVD’s 1st interview…


#18

OK, I’ve been battling the Thunderbirds reference that keeps coming into mind each time I hear the name Virgil, and I really thought I’d bested that vision.

However, then I watch this Vine, and as our Virgil disappears into the MRI scanner I’m sure he’s about to drop into the seat of Thunderbird 2.

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Southampton FC - (SouthamptonFC) on 01/09/2015

Virgil van Dijk completes his #deadlineday move to #SaintsFC. (Staplewood Training Ground (Southampton FC))

https://vine.co/v/eIYKBpBYvpl

Loops: 374

Likes: 4

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Just me?


#19

Also, 1.93m is about 6’4" in old money.

He’s a big unit.


#20

Well the Celtic fans up here are a little bit gutted about him leaving. All positive. COYR!