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Frank de Boer Urges Virgil van Dijk To Stay At Celtic

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk is currently on both Arsenal and Manchester United’s radars as the two English Premier League sides look to sign a player to strengthen their backline in January.

But Ajax boss Frank de Boer has urged the 23-year-old to reject the move away from his current Scottish Premier League outfit, and believes the Netherlands international must learn his trade before making a big move, and is currently generally valued in the £10 million, being in budget for both the Gunners and the Red Devils.

“I thought he had the attributes to go on and become one of the best players in the SPL, so it is no surprise to me that is exactly what he has done,” said de Boer.

“It is also no surprise to me that he is being linked with clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United. They are both in the situation where they could use another top central defender and they are not easy to find.”

“I am sure that he could be a success for any club in Europe. It would be good for him to win trophies in the SPL first, before he thinks about anything else, it will all be a part of his education.”

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