Friday, December 15, 2017

Van Dijk to miss Swansea fixture

SoccerNews in English Premier League 11 Aug 2017

92 Views

Virgil van Dijk will sit out Southampton’s Premier League opener against Swansea City but Mauricio Pellegrino has not given up hope of keeping the want-away defender.

Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly vying for the centre-back’s signature, with Van Dijk submitting a transfer request this week having spent much of pre-season training away from Saints’ first-team squad.

A switch to Anfield earlier in the window was curtailed by Southampton accusing Liverpool of tapping up the Netherlands international.

Van Dijk will miss Saturday’s fixture at St Mary’s Stadium with a virus, but Pellegrino says he will allow the former Celtic man to resume training once he is fit with a view to restoring him to the side.

“My reaction is the same that I said three weeks ago,” said Pellegrino. “We are expecting him to come back to train with us because we need the player. 

“Hopefully he can change his point of view. The club was clear from the beginning with the player. 

“We cannot control every single situation. Virgil is part of our club. He has a contract but we are now waiting.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting �
Become a Writer
More More
Top