Southampton Centre-Half Ends Transfer Exit Talk

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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has stated he is happy at the club, and is not interested in a transfer any time soon.

Virgil van Dijk has confirmed that the transfer rumours linking him with various Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Manchester United, and Manchester City are not true. He further admitted that Southampton is a good club, and also said he wanted to be the part of their success.

The 25-year-old defender was rumoured to be a transfer target for Liverpool, as they are looking for a talented player in defense. The Merseyside club has already conceded 20 goals this season, and now wants to improve the defense.

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While talking to the Times, Van Dijk confirmed that he is happy to stay at Southampton.

“Southampton is a very good club for me, it is an amazing place to be and I am happy to be part of the success,” he said. “Every player in the world has ambitions. I have ambitions like everyone else. I want to get the maximum out of myself as a player.”

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Van Dijk added: “I can improve in every aspect and that takes time. That takes games. That takes playing at the highest level and with the national team. Everyone says that, at 25, the best years are still to come but I am enjoying every bit of it now.”

And according to Liverpool Echo, the Dutchman also said that he isn’t concerned about his reported market value.

“The figures you mention about me? I cannot do anything about that. That is football these days. But I don’t feel the pressure – no chance.”


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