Saints Boss Confirms Virgil van Dijk Has Asked to Leave Southampton But Insists Club 'Will Not Sell'
Liverpool have seemingly been handed a major boost in their quest to sign Southampton's Virgil van Dyke this summer as the centre-back has reportedly been banished to train alone after informing the Saints that he wants to quit the club this summer.
The 26-year-old is said to no longer be involved in any pre-season preparations for
The Southern Daily Echo have confirmed that
Pellegrino has insisted that van Dijk has been informed that the Saints position is not to sell him this summer, in the hope that the 26-year-old will re-evaluate his position.
The Saints boss said:
If he leaves the fans will respect his decision coz his 26 nd he wants to play in CL nd nw he has a great chance to do it— Jay Gucci (@josh17YSL) July 21, 2017
“I don’t want to say too much but we need the player, but 100 per cent. This is the question.
If the Dutch international maintains his stance however the saga could drag on, and when asked how long he expected the situation to last, he said: