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Southampton Contract Rebel Finally Back In Action: But Do The Saints Really Need Him?

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Southampton have a pretty mixed start to the season as they lost one, drew two and won one of the four matches to hand their new boss Mauricio Pellegrino a very difficult task to cut out in the remaining season.

However, apart from Southampton’s performance under their new manager, the main story that has been hovering around is Virgil Van Dijk’s future at the St Mary’s. The Dutch international announced a revolt after Southampton blocked Liverpool’s move for the defender.

He even handed a transfer request and refused to budge out from his demands but the Saints remained standstill citing the player is not for sale. The player has been asked to train with the reserves squad and recently made his return to the scene when he appeared for the Southampton U-23s against Aston Villa.

But his return to field turned out to be pretty sour as Aston Villa pumped in four goals past a hapless Saints defence consisting of the 26-year-old. The Dutch defender was clearly struggling as…



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