Dutch defender, Virgil van Dijk has been left out of Southampton’s squad for a pre-season camp in France.
van Dijk, who told Southampton’s manager, Mauricio Pellegrino, he wants to leave the club, have been asked to train alone since returning from summer break, until his transfer issues are resolved.
OFFICIAL: Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino confirms Virgil van Dijk has been ordered to train alone after requesting to leave the club. pic.twitter.com/VKjMzBe2ow
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The 26-year-old defender was the centre of controversy between Liverpool and Southampton last month, with the Saints complaining to the Premier League over Liverpool’s approach, forcing Liverpool to withdraw their pursuit and apologise publicly.
Southampton pre-season camp squad.
Fraser Forster, Stuart Taylor, Paulo Gazzaniga, Maya Yoshida, Florin Gardos, Jan Bednarek, Sam McQueen, Alfie Jones, Matt Targett, Ryan Bertrand, Jack Stephens, Will Wood, Jérémy Pied, Jordy Clasie, Steven Davis, Dušan Tadić, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond, Sofiane Boufal, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Shane Long, Charlie Austin, Sam Gallagher, Manolo Gabbiadini.