Arsenal & Manchester City £10m target "flattered" by interest

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Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk has revealed that he's "flattered" by the interest being shown in him, reports The Daily Star

The Dutchman, who is just 22-years-old, signed for the Scottish outfit this past summer and has been extremely impressive for Celtic in this campaign. 

This has led to to Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester City showing interest in the star and it has been reported that the Gunners are considering making a bid in the region £10 million for the player's services.

However, despite being flattered with the link, Van Dijk has insisted that he's enjoying life at Celtic and is extremely happy with life in Scotland. 

Speaking to reporters, he said: "I’m flattered that big clubs like those have an interest. I’m enjoying my time at Celtic.

"The first six months have been amazing. That’s the best word I can use to describe it. Amazing.

"I’ve never played in a team that is unbeaten in the league and on course to break clean sheet records – it’s amazing and I still enjoy everything about Celtic.

"They have been very welcoming to me and my girlfriend. I have never experienced anything bad so I can’t have any complaints.

"When I signed, that first day the fans were so warm to me. I got a good feeling about things here.

"I like the city centre, the people and the fans. I like the social scene with shops and restaurants. I like to go for dinner and people are always nice and respectful to me."

It remains to be seen as to whether Premier League leaders Arsenal will step up their pursuit for the defender and with Manchester City remaining keen, the Premier League duo could be set to go head-to-head for the player's signature in the near future.

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