Ex-Sunderland target Virgil van Dijk completes move to Southampton

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Former Sunderland transfer target Virgil van Dijk has completed his £11.5million move to Southampton.

Sunderland spent a year keeping tabs on centre-half van Dijk and saw an approach rejected by Celtic 12 months ago.

But the Black Cats opted against making a move for van Dijk this summer, with defenders Sebastian Coates and Younes Kaboul arriving at the Stadium of Light instead.

Southampton have likewise been long-term admirers of the 24-year-old and have today completed a move of the Dutch international, who has penned a five year contract at St Mary’s.