Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk could be out for the rest of the season, meaning that he could have played his last game for the club, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
The Dutchman, who has been Claude Puel’s stand out performer this season, came off in the second-half of their 3-0 Premier League win over Leicester City, after a challenge from Jamie Vardy.
The former Celtic man was, initially, ruled out for up to three months but has now, according to the Mail‘s report, told friends that he fears it could keep him out for the remainder of the season.
With the Premier League big boys still circling, Saints fans and the club’s hierarchy have every right to be concerned that they may have seen their star man, and captain since the departure of Jose Fonte to West Ham, in a red and white shirt for the last time.
However, according to contradictory reports, a key factor in the decision to make him captain was an agreement that the defender would stay on until at least the end of next season, having penned a six-year-deal last term.