Celtic rival Everton, Newcastle for Groningen defender Virgil van Dijk

The race for FC Groningen defender Virgil van Dijk is heating up.

The race for FC Groningen defender Virgil van Dijk is heating up.

The Daily Mail says the much-wanted 22-year-old has also been mentioned in connection with Premier League sides Everton, Newcastle United and Sunderland, but reports in Holland suggest that Celtic have already made a bid for the £2million-rated Groningen player.

Van Dijk’s agent, Martin Henk Chin, revealed there has been a move for his client, saying: "It is true that a bid for Virgil has been made but I can’t say anything about the club."

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