Date: 31st August 2015 at 5:25pm
Written by:

Name: Virgil van Dijk
Position: Centre Back
Club: Celtic

1st October 2013 - UEFA Champions League (Group H) - Celtic v FC Barcelona - Virgil van Dijk of Celtic - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Southampton look to have a pretty well-rounded squad with a week as we approach deadline day, but manger Ronald Koeman says that they will bring in a centre back before the window closes.

That is particularly apparent since Romania international Florin Gardos has been ruled out for up to six months with a knee injury, and Toby Alderwiereld chose to join Tottenham rather than make his loan at St. Mary’s permanent.

Saints’ prime target is understood to be Koeman’s fellow Dutchman Van Dijk, who is keen to leave Celtic after they failed to qualify for the Champions League group stages for a second season in a row.

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