Southampton sign Virgil van Dijk from Celtic on a five-year deal (video)

Southampton have signed Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, after the two clubs agreed a fee in the region of £11.5million for the Dutchman’s services.

The 24-year-old has signed a five-year-deal with the South Coast side as Saints boss Ronald Koeman looks to add some more steel to his back line.

It has so far been a quiet day for all on St Mary’s and that is not necessarily a bad thing.

It had been thought that the Saints would lose key players such as Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama, with the latter thought to be adamant on a move to Tottenham before this afternoon’s transfer deadline.

It is now understood that the 24-year-old has joined up with the rest of the Kenya squad ahead of the international break, meaning that the midfielder will be staying with Southampton for foreseeable future.

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