Celtic boss Ronny Deila is confident that defender Virgil van Dijk will reject a move to the Premier League and will stay in Scotland. The 23-year old has been heavily linked with a move away from the club since summer, with Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Man UNited all interested.
All four Premier League teams have previously made bids for the Dutchman and they once again had £10m bids lined up in January. However, Celtic boss Ronny Deila believes the player will stay at the club and not leave during the winter transfer window. He said:
“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.
“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.
“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.”
By Charlie Gregory
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