Celtic sign Van Dijk

Celtic have secured the signing of Holland Under-21 defender Virgil van Dijk on a four-year contract.

Last Updated: 21/06/13 at 16:03 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Sky Bet Championship: Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy offers Jack Collison deal

Post comment

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy has offered a short-term contract to former West Ham midfielder Jack Collison.

Transfer news: Fawaz Al Hasawi looking to further strengthen Nottingham Forest

Post comment

Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has vowed to strengthen Nottingham Forest year on year, with loan arrivals possible.

All Articles

Virgil van Dijk: Celtic have reportedly

Virgil van Dijk: Celtic have reportedly

Celtic have secured the signing of Holland Under-21 defender Virgil van Dijk.

The centre-back has signed a four-year contract after Celtic agreed a deal with FC Groningen reported to be worth up to £2.5million.

The 21-year-old arrived in Glasgow for talks on Thursday and leaves Groningen two years before his contract was due to expire.

A statement from Celtic read: "Celtic are delighted to announce that defender Virgil van Dijk has joined the club from FC Groningen.

"The Dutch Under-21 international has signed a four-year deal with the Scottish Champions, and he becomes the latest player to join Neil Lennon's squad during the close season following the arrival of striker Amido Balde from Portuguese side, Vitoria Guimaraes.

"Virgil van Dijk will be officially unveiled at Celtic Park this afternoon at 2.45pm."

Van Dijk said: "It feels very good and I'm very excited to be here.

"Celtic is the biggest club in Scotland and they also play in the Champions League. They're a fantastic club and when Celtic came in for me I was so excited. Everything here is good so I can't wait to get started.

"I hope to play many games for my country in the future but first of all I want to make things happen here."

Asked what he will bring to Neil Lennon's double-winning side, van Dijk said: "I'm a strong defender and I'm good in the air, but I also like to play football on the ground, and I hope that we'll do even better than we did last season."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Premier League: Liverpool looking for Mario Balotelli to learn from past stars

Brendan Rodgers hopes Mario Balotelli will take inspiration from the likes of Luis Suarez as he settles at Liverpool.

Premier League: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew aware of pressure

Alan Pardew admits both he and his Newcastle squad have to 'stand up and deliver' as pressure mounts at St James' Park.

Europa League can boost Everton season, says captain Phil Jagielka

Phil Jagielka says playing in the Europa League will not harm Everton's hopes of making an impact in the domestic game.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property