Manchester United given boost in Dutchman pursuit after agent confirms move to the Premier League is preferred

by Sam Peoples

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk is hoping for a move to the Premier League in the summer, according to his agent Henk-Maarten Chin.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Manchester United because of his impressive performances in both the SPL and Europe with Celtic against the likes of Barcelona and AC Milan.

Van Dijk joined Celtic for only £2.6 million last summer but his price would be considerably higher given the season he has had with Celtic and his agent is pushing for a transfer in the summer by saying the ‘absolute top clubs’ in England want to sign him.

“There is certainly interest. Many English clubs are interested in him – the absolute top clubs,” Henk-Maarten told the Daily Record.

“They watch him and are very keen. There have been no official approaches for Virgil yet but that will come after the season ends.

“There’s certainly far more interest in him than we could have dreamed of.

“I expect something will happen for him this summer. The intention would be for him to earn a top transfer.”

Like most Dutch players, Van Dijk is very assured with the ball at his feet and just under 6″4, he is also very powerful especially considering he is still only 22.

Van Dijk is also equally adept going forward as he is in defence as he showed with a great solo goal against St Johnstone and a crashing free-kick against Hibernian.

David Moyes has hinted that Manchester United may look towards the younger players for Nemanja Vidic’s replacement but as United scouts have watched the likes of Eliaquim Mangala and Ezequiel Garay on multiple occasions this season, there’s every chance we could bring a defender like Van Dijk into the squad.

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