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

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BTripz posted this 20 August 2015 - Last edited 01 September 2015

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

 

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

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Sfcsim posted this 20 August 2015

So a couple of hours have passed. Anything? 

pap posted this 25 August 2015

Celtic are Europa League bound.   Now or never.

Ohio Saint posted this 25 August 2015

So, do we get him now?

Barry Sanchez posted this 25 August 2015

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

BTripz posted this 26 August 2015 - Last edited 26 August 2015

Considering his future apparently!!

Edited to add the link, forgetful twat...

Barry Sanchez posted this 31 August 2015

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.

TheCholulaKid posted this 31 August 2015

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..

saintbletch posted this 31 August 2015

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

 

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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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saintbletch posted this 01 September 2015

Confirmed officially now.

 

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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

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saintbletch posted this 01 September 2015

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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)

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pap posted this 01 September 2015

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KRG posted this 01 September 2015

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. 

pap posted this 01 September 2015

Goalscoring defender, eh?

Sounds a bit like our manager!

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Goatboy posted this 01 September 2015

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?

lifeintheslowlane posted this 01 September 2015

VVD's 1st interview...

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saintbletch posted this 01 September 2015

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))

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Just me?

saintbletch posted this 01 September 2015

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

He's a big unit.

Sfcsim posted this 01 September 2015

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

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Coxford_lou posted this 01 September 2015

Great news! Anyway I'm off for a week... Be back soon :)