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The sale of Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk to one of the EPL ‘big boys’ will trigger a sell on clause for Celtic.

It’s estimated the fee for the Dutchman could reach £60/70M, with the Hoops share of the sale in the region of £6-9M, depending on who you believe.

That money, according to reports down south is being used to fund Brendan’s attempts to lure Manchester City’s Patrick Roberts back to Celtic Park, on a more permanent basis.

Roberts, a huge success during his loan spell at Paradise, knows all about the club and has already a great attachment to the support, being a fan himself.

But what EPL club will fund Brendan’s spending?

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are all vying for the classy defender’s signature, with rumours of £150,000 a week wages, in a truly over inflated market.

No matter who eventually captures the player, Celtic will run out winners. A player we signed in 2013, paying around £2.5M for his services from FC Groningen of Holland, we sold on to the Saints for a fee in the region of £12M only two years later.

With Virgil’s impending move, Celtic will have ‘made’ in the region of £15-16M, absolutely fantastic business for the club,

A real model for success.