Bertrand: I Have No Problems With Van Dijk

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Southampton defender, Ryan Bertrand says there are no bad vibes between him and Virgil Van Dijk, after he failed to force a move away from the club.

The Dutch defender handed in a transfer request in the summer window, with Chelsea, Liverpool and City interested in him.

However, a move never happened and Van Dijk has not featured for Southampton due to injury, but has regained fitness and is expected to make a return soon.

“It is nice to keep hold of players,” Bertrand told Sky Sports ahead of Saturday’s trip to lowly Crystal Palace.

“There were no bad vibes in the dressing room. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and what they want to do in their lives, but we just get on with it and play as a team.

“He has clearly stated that there are some big teams involved and wanted him and he just wanted to go on and pursue his career and move on to really big things.

“But he had a contract with Southampton and it did not happen. The club did not want to sell him and that is it, that is football.”

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