Virgil van Dijk to be Ronald Koeman's first signing?

Van Dijk to be Koeman's first signing?
© Getty Images
Ronald Koeman will reportedly look to make Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk his first signing when he is named Southampton manager next week.

Ronald Koeman has reportedly lined up Virgil van Dijk as his first signing as Southampton manager.

The former Ajax and Feyenoord boss is expected to be named as Mauricio Pochettino's successor at St Mary's during the next week.

According to The Mirror, the Dutchman has been promised a sizeable transfer budget, and is keen to bring the £8m-rated Celtic defender to the club.

Van Dijk joined the Scottish champions from FC Groningen last summer, and scored five goals during 45 appearances last season.

Feyenoord Manager, Ronald Koeman thanks the fans after victory in the Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and VVV Venlo at De Kuip on April 5, 2013
Read Next:
Report: Southampton offer Koeman job
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
11West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
13Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
14Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
16Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
20Crystal Palace8107218-163