Southampton increase Virgil van Dijk valuation?

Southampton increase Virgil van Dijk valuation?

Southampton increase Virgil van Dijk valuation?

Southampton manager Claude Puel insists defender Virgil van Dijk will remain at the club despite being linked with a January move.

Van Dijk was pictured at Southampton training today in a Manchester City shirt that he received as a Secret Santa gift from a teammate.

"Every player in the world has ambitions; I have ambitions like everyone else".

Virgil van Dijk took advantage of some precious downtime this week, forgetting his status as the Premier League's most-wanted defender and heading instead with his young family to Paris and Disneyland Paris. I want to get the maximum out of myself as a player.

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Van Dijk has said that he remains happy at Southampton, but his ambitions of playing at "the highest level" are clear for all to see.

The hierarchy at Southampton secured Van Dijk, 25, on a six-year contract in May worth £70,000 a week, making him the club's highest earner, in anticipation of growing interest in the forthcoming transfer window.

'Southampton is a very good club for me, it is an wonderful place to be and I am happy to be part of the success'.

Southampton take on Tottenham in the Premier League on December 28 before hosting West Brom on New Year's Eve.

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