van Dijk intent on instant impression with Celtic

Virgil van Dijk cannot wait to start playing for new club Celtic after an interrupted last 12 months.

Virgil van Dijk cannot wait to start playing for new club Celtic after an interrupted last 12 months.

The 21-year old centre-back recently joined the Scottish champions from Dutch club FC Groningen for £2.6million and is now looking to take the next step in his fledgling career.

"I'm not top-fit right now but I'm getting there. I think these two weeks will be different from the first week I had in Scotland,” he said as the Hoops embarked on their preseason tour of Germany.

"Last year was very bad for me because I had an injury towards the end of the previous season. I had just come back, so pre-season was very tough.

"I had something wrong with my stomach, abdominal pains - it happened on April 1 - a crazy day. I was in hospital for 10 days, so it was hard to recover from it in the summer. Everything is good now though."

 
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