Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk has conceded he may leave Celtic after the Scottish outfit failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League.
The Bhoys were consigned to another season of Europa League football after being beaten 4-3 on aggregate by Swedish side Malmo in the final play-off stage.
According to Daily Express, Van Dijk has been tracked by both Manchester United and Arsenal, however, it is understood Southampton are the favourites to land the Dutchman’s signature.
Van Dijk has starred for Celtic since joining from FC Groningen in 2013, but the 24-year-old admits he will now consider offers following Celtic’s shock exit.
“It’s a terrible way if it ends like this but I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Van Dijk is quoted as saying by Daily Express.
“If the right opportunity comes and it’s the right opportunity for me then I’ll consider it. That’s what any player would do.”
Southampton will have to move quickly to sign Van Dijk with the closure of the summer transfer window now just days away.
The Saints have endured a poor start to the season and currently sit 18th after the opening three Premier League fixtures.
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