Report: Rodgers set for huge Celtic transfer boost in January, big-money deal back on
By John Reid
Celtic could rake in millions of pounds in January if a major transfer finally goes through, according to a report.
The Daily Record is reporting that Liverpool are set to once again bid for Southampton’s former Celtic centre-half, Virgil van Dijk.
As Celtic inserted a sell-on clause in his contract, the Hoops will reportedly earn up to £6million from the transfer fee, which could be as much as £70million.
Liverpool tried to sign van Dijk in the summer but Southampton refused to sell their player and it got messy as they accused Liverpool of tapping up their player. Liverpool had to issue an official apology.
The £6million would be a very tidy windfall for Celtic, and could be put towards new signings in January.
Van Dijk began his career at Groningen, before Celtic signed him in 2013 for around £2.6 million.
The player enjoyed a stellar career at Celtic Park, winning a host of trophies in the process.
His performances caught the eye of teams in the English Premier League, and he was eventually sold to Southampton in September 2013 for around £13 million.
Since then his performances for Southampton have attracted many admirers, chief amongst them Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.
Celtic return to action this weekend, taking on Ross County in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off, before heading off to Paris to take on PSG in their penultimate Champions League game.
In other Celtic transfer news, Dorus de Vries has signed a new contract at Celtic Park