In the recent past, the Dutch international has handed a transfer request but the Saints have told him that he is not going anywhere in this transfer request.


Ralph Krueger Southampton manager avouched that the Defender is not for sale, and also told him he will be welcomed to their Saints squad when he will accept the state of affairs.

This season Liverpool made him their one of their top targets but a few days ago Reds made a public statement and declared that they will not go after him in this transfer season.

Along with Liverpool other EPL big guns are also there to bucket him teams like Chelsea and Manchester City but the Southampton manager Krueger said this season the 26-year-old defender will remain at Southampton.

He voiced: "Our stance remains based on our strategy from May when we spoke last,"

"I already told you the numbers that we have transferred in and transferred out and it is time to stop that.

"We really thought this was a good summer for that. The strength of the contracts, the age of the group and the experiences of last year, like going to a cup final [the EFL Cup], gave us the feeling this is a group that tasted winning and keeping them together would give us the chance to reach another level.

"Virgil is not the only player that is involved in this; he is part of the whole strategy of not selling. Nobody is for sale that we don't want to sell, so he is not for sale in this window. We have said it more than once."

Under their new manager Mauricio Pellegrino, Southampton drew their first match against Swansea in the EPL.