Absolutely delighted at the arrival of Dutch under-21 international central defender, Virgil van Dijk, on a four year deal. A central defender was one of three priorities for this summer and we have secured our first choice target.
The signing will also give a boost to the squad, and a timely reminder to all that amidst talk of player potentially leaving ‘at the right price’, the Celtic Story is one of progress.
Celtic had the tallest team in the Champions League last season. They were also top scorers from headed goals in the competition until Bayern Munich caught them in the semi-finals. With the addition of two 6’4” players (van Dijk and Balde) we look to be consolidating our strengths.
Welcome to Celtic, Virgil.
Have you registered for 1254125 yet? Tom Conniffe has. He is walking the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in five days, which measures in a tad over 125 miles, all for the campaign. It is this simple to participate; find something you can do, register online and get going. You can support Tom here.
Last call for tonight’s special Lions Roar event. Watch the 1967 European Cup final on big screens in the Kerrydale Suite followed by a Q&A with the men who made history (including Willie Wallace, Heart of a Lion available below). See you there.[calameo code=0003901713852289beccb lang=en page=14 hidelinks=1 width=100% height=500]