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Southampton reportedly putting together decent looking van Dijk contingency plan

Our Southampton fans here in the Transfer Tavern have had plenty to say in recent days with the speculation surrounding Virgil van Dijk kicking up a notch.

The Saints fans should, of course, be well trained in seeing their club at the heart of a transfer saga but this summer’s one involving the Dutchman seems just that little bit more dramatic.

Indeed, the defender has seen Liverpool make an approach for him that was then reported by Southampton, been training on his own and now he has handed in a transfer request.

Where he ends up, then, is anyone’s guess but in the meantime The Sun is claiming that Ben Gibson is a potential replacement for the player should he go.

Gibson is still at Middlesbrough but impressed last season in the Premier League despite their relegation and so he could fancy a move away.

Indeed, he’d likely be first choice for the club, too, and so if the Saints see van Dijk go they would at least be getting a pretty solid replacement in for him.

Thoughts, Saints fans? Let us know below!

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