As quoted by The Daily Star, Graeme Le Saux has said that he thinks Virgil van Dijk would find it hard to get into Chelsea’s first XI.
The men from Stamford Bridge were, like us, linked with the Dutch defender in the summer but a deal never materialised.
Indeed, it did seem as though if he was going to go anywhere he would have signed for us and Le Saux seems to have given him another reason with this appraisal.
Certainly, van Dijk would get into our side but we’d disagree that he couldn’t get into Chelsea’s.
The Dutchman is one of the best in the league and we think there is real scope for him to get into any of the top side’s teams – hence why he’d be such a good signing.
Le Saux said:
“If Chelsea are to carry on with playing a back three then they need top quality players in those positions but [Gary] Cahill, [David] Luiz and [Cesar] Azpilicueta are all having decent seasons so far.
“In addition, [Andreas] Christensen has done well having come through the ranks so I think Van Dijk would have quite the fight on his hands in trying to displace those players from the starting XI.”
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