Reports have emerged that Virgil Van Dijk is reportedly still on Swansea City’s radar, following Celtic’s assistant manager, John Collin’s announcement that the defender may leave the club if the Scottish champions fail to qualify for the Champions League group stages.
Celtic take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their third qualifying round against FK Qarabag and will have to negotiate a playoff round, provided that they overcome Qarabag, if they are to reach the group stages of the European competition.
Van Dijk has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs during his time with Celtic, with Everton and Swansea the latest to be linked with the Dutch centre half.
The 24 year-old joined the Scottish giants from Gronigen in 2013 for around £2.4 million, but Ronny Deila’s side are thought to be commanding a much higher fee if they are to let the talented defender leave Parkhead.
Swansea have been rumoured to be tracking the defender already this summer, however rumours have kick-started that they be able to tempt the SPL champions to part with the defender this summer, if they fail to land Champions League football.
Assistant manager Collins said,
“Would it be difficult to keep him if we don’t make the Champions League? Probably. But hopefully we won’t have to deal with that scenario.”
The quotes have sparked rumours that the player will be allowed to leave this summer and there is no doubt it would be hard for the player to turn down a Premier League move, if the opportunity arises.