Virgil van Dijk's Celtic future in jeopardy after Champions League exit

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Virgil van Dijk has cast doubts over his Celtic future after his side were eliminated from the final round of Champions League qualification.

Celtic were eliminated from the Champions League after a 4-3 defeat on aggregate to Swedish side Malmo. Despite winning the home leg 3-2, Celtic were defeated 2-0 in the away leg after a lacklustre performance.

Speaking to the BBC after the game, van Dijk apologised to fans for the team’s performance before guardedly addressing the gathered journalist's questions regarding his future.


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Speaking of the team’s performance and a potential transfer, van Dijk told journalists “I can’t give my opinion on that right now. I’m very disappointed and it’s a terrible way if it ends like this. I don’t know what is going to happen”.

“I’m not looking for anything. It’s a great place to be and they (Celtic) gave me a great opportunity to show myself so I’m very thankful for that”.

The Dutchman did however go on to say “If the opportunity comes and it’s the right opportunity for me then I’ll consider it, yeah, but that’s what ever player I think would do”.

Southampton and Everton are just two of a host of premier league clubs who have been linked to the talented centre back, with Southampton reportedly front of the queue to secure his signature if he does decide to move.

When asked if he was aware of any interest by Southampton or any other club, van Dijk told reporters “I think you need to ask the board that. I don’t know what is going to happen in the upcoming days, but we’ll see”.

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