Jamie Redknapp has said that he believes Virgil van Dijk is “certain to leave” Southampton this summer after handing in a transfer request on Monday.
Speaking on The Debate – Live, a new nightly show on Sky Sports Premier League, Redknapp said it is in Southampton’s best interest to resolve the issue quickly.
The Netherlands international was a target for Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in signing the defender but Southampton do not want to sell and that stance is unlikely to change despite Monday’s transfer request.
However, Redknapp believes Van Dijk is only showing ambition by attempting to move on from St Mary‘s.
“He goes, it’s an absolute certainty,” Redknapp told The Debate – Live. “He won’t play for Southampton again.