Virgil van Dijk transfer would land Celtic bumper windfall
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 08/06/17 11:16am
Celtic are in line for a bumper windfall should Virgil van Dijk leave Southampton this summer.
Van Dijk has been strongly linked with a £60m transfer to Liverpool, with a whopping £200,000-a-week wage packet reportedly on the table.
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Van Dijk moved to Southampton from Celtic just under two years ago for £13.5m and the Scottish giants are understood to have included a 10% sell-clause in the contract.
Good news for Brendan Rodgers if Liverpool (or another club) sign Van Dijk from Southampton. Celtic's 10% sell-on clause could be worth £6m— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) June 5, 2017
However, the Saints insist Van Dijk, who has five years remaining on his current deal at St Mary's, is going nowhere and have asked the Premier League to investigate an alleged illegal approach by Jurgen Klopp's side.
A source at St Mary's has told Sky Sports News HQ that, although the club has concluded a number of transfers with Liverpool in recent years, they feel the Reds have overstepped the mark in trying to convince Van Dijk to move.
The Premier League confirmed on Monday they will look into the matter, with a spokesman stating: "Southampton have raised some concerns and we are in turn raising them with Liverpool."