Football

Everton and Southampton battle it out for Virgil Van Dijk

Published 1 Comments

Football News
24/7

Everton and Southampton are set to lock horns in the race to sign Celtic centre back Virgil Van Dijk, according to the Mirror.

With Everton close to losing John Stones to Chelsea and Southampton looking for alternatives to Toby Alderweireld, who turned down the chances to sign permanently for the Saints in favour of a move to Tottenham, the two Premier League sides are looking for a centre-back to strengthen their defence.

And Van Dijk appears to be the man to fill their respective voids, with the Dutchman standing at an intimidating 1.93m tall and having scored ten goals in all competitions for Celtic last season.

SUBMIT AN ARTICLE

Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5

Article continues below

Southampton have reportedly launched an £8 million bid for the powerful defender but Everton are now looking to sign him following Chelsea's interest for Stones.

The Toffees announced earlier this week that Stones would be allowed to leave for no less than £34 million and with Chelsea quite likely to match that value, Everton are looking into a replacement for the young English starlet.

Article continues below

For Southampton, on the other hand, their loss of Alderweireld, alongside the long-term injury of Florian Gardos', would make signing Van Dijk the perfect deal in terms of value for money, while the attraction of playing for countryman Ronald Koeman might play a part in his decision.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Everton
Football
Southampton
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again