van Dijk has matured into one of the best defenders in the Premier League since moving to Southampton, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp clearly believing the Dutchman can help bolster his creaky defence.
The £75 million deal will benefit Celtic too, as the club’s hierarchy wisely included a 10% sell-on clause in the deal that took him to St. Mary’s in 2015.
However, even though the van Dijk deal may increase the amount Brendan Rodgers can spend in January, Sutton thinks the club should be braver when it comes to valuing big players.
Speaking ahead of tonights Championship clash between Dundee United and St Mirren, Sutton claimed that Celtic have to chase better value for players like van Dijk, Victor Wanyama and Moussa Dembele:
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Should Celtic be looking to increase clauses like the one with van Dijk? Or is £7.5 million a decent return for a player who spent just two years at Parkhead.