Former Celtic ace Virgil van Dijk features handed in the official transfer demand at Southampton and voiced their disappointment in the club’s refusal to offer him come early july.
The Dutchman made the undertake their administration business these days – plus it can lead to a payday for previous club Celtic who’re due 10 percent of every transfer cost relating to the player.
Van Dijk states he could be “insulted because of the recommendation it was me personally just who declined to teach” after he had been omitted of Southampton’s pre-season trip and left to train by himself.
A host of Premier League groups, including Chelsea and Manchester City, have now been keeping track of their scenario.
But it really is recognized that the ex-Hoops centre-half, just who left Parkhead for Saints in a £13m price 2 yrs ago, continues to have their heart set on a move to Liverpool. The Anfield part had been obligated to apologise earlier in the day in the summertime after Southampton reported all of them towards the Premier League to make an alleged unlawful method.
Liverpool seemed set to bid £60million when it comes to player before closing their attention. Many think the move could however proceed through.
Virgil van Dijk’s declaration in complete:
“Unfortunately we feel i’ve no option once I was handed notice for the club’s objective to enforce a disciplinary sanction against me personally of an excellent comparable to fourteen days earnings. I am attractive the things I feel is an unjustified sanction and their particular incapacity to follow along with the most suitable disciplinary protocol in due program.
“Over the last half a year We have held many conversations with associates for the board, the previous supervisor Claude Puel along with the brand-new supervisor Mauricio Pellegrino to tell all of them of my aspire to keep the club searching for a unique challenge.
“i will be extremely bold and would like to achieve in so far as I are able to to fulfil my potential in what exactly is a really brief job as a specialist footballer. I would like to play European soccer once again and challenge for significant honours and thus i would really like Southampton to think about the attention in me personally from top groups should it continue to exist.
“i’ve been remaining annoyed by the club’s place that I’m not on the market and are dissatisfied that enquiries from multiple top clubs have now been regularly rebuffed.
“The period of the time that i’ve simply spent hurt and struggling to play features placed lots of things into viewpoint making myself realize so how crucial it’s to just take significant options should they occur.
“We have regularly relayed my thoughts to senior administration at Southampton with what we thought to be personal and private conversations. Disappointingly, these conversations have frequently discovered their particular method to the news.
“i might additionally want to explain that i’ve never ever once declined to teach. I’m able to make sure I became inquired about my state of mind as well as all the explanations mentioned previously I became available and truthful in stating that I didn’t feel I became in a settled mind-set because of the situations.
“after this discussion the supervisor explained which he just desired people just who he believed had been 100 per cent devoted to Southampton and explained I would personally consequently need certainly to teach from the very first group.
“As a proud expert i will be insulted because of the recommendation it was me personally just who declined to teach so feel it is essential to explain the genuine form of occasions.
“I’d greatly hoped to hold the nice commitment i have constantly enjoyed with everyone else in the club, particularly the followers, but unfortunately in light of precisely what’s taken place it has today already been seriously affected.
“I wish to explain that i’ve absolutely nothing but appreciation to any or all at Southampton for offering me personally the chance to play when you look at the Premier League.
“but, the full time for me personally to go on has become and I also desire to manage to assist the club to discover the best quality to match all functions.”