08 Agosto, 2017
Van Dijk further claimed to be frustrated by Southampton's unwavering stance on his departure and decision to rebuff "enquiries from multiple top clubs", stating that the time he has spent on the sidelines due to a season-ending ankle injury suffered in January had made him aware of the importance of taking major opportunities when they arise.
"Unfortunately I feel I have no alternative after I was given notice of the club's intention to impose a disciplinary sanction against me of a fine equivalent to two weeks' wages".
The 26-year-old added that he had held a number of discussions with former manager Claude Puel, representatives of the board and current boss Mauricio Pellegrino over the past six months where he had informed them of his desire to leave.
Van Dijk's exit would free up such funds for the Saints who now believe they can lure Gibson to St Mary's with the promise of regular top flight football. Should the club sign him for £50million-plus?
"I have consistently relayed my feelings to senior management at Southampton in what I believed to be private and personal conversations".
There's still time and the odds suggest that van Dijk will be a Liverpool player by the end of the window, although when he'll be fit enough to play is another question.
"I am incredibly ambitious and want to achieve as much as I can to fulfil my potential in what is a very short career in football".
The defender will be keen to ply his trade at the highest level again this season as he looks to nail down a place in England's World Cup plans.
"However, the time for me to move on is now and I hope to be able to work with the club to find the best resolution to suit all parties".
The post Holland Coach Dick Advocaat Urges Southampton To Sell Virgil Van Dijk appeared first on 360Nobs.com. The Blues are understood to hold the edge in this particular endeavour, howeverm as the Saints' relationship with Jurgen Klopp's side has become rather strained.