Van Dijk is as good as Stones! Former Chelsea star hails Celtic defender

first_imgChris Sutton says Chelsea should consider a move for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk if they fail in their pursuit of Everton’s John Stones.The Dutch international has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, with Southampton and Everton both keen on the 24-year-old.But Sutton, who spent six years at Celtic after a one-year spell at Stamford Bridge, thinks Van Dijk should also be on Chelsea’s radar.Jose Mourinho wants a new centre-back and has set his sights on £40million-rated Stones, but Sutton insists Van Dijk is on a par with the Everton youngster.Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, Sutton said: “I think he’ll be taking the Premier League by storm in the next month or two.“This boy Van Dijk for me is every bit as good as Stones. They’re talking about £10m for him which is absolute rubbish.“I can understand that because he plays in the Scottish league and that might go against him but it doesn’t matter what league they’re playing in, it’s all about the quality of the individual.”last_img read more


first_imgOn a busy weekend of racing Thursday saw the Letterkenny Athletics /saint eunans Gaa five mile road race won by Gavin Crawford . A lot of club members took part in the thursday time trial instead apart from Gavin Harris who unsurprisingly did both. On saturday the glen duathlon took place with also a good turnout form the club.Also on Saturday Aidan Callaghan ran a ten k in roscommon running a pb of 34.12 and finishing fourth. In Ballyliffen three club members also took part in the ten mile road race.The weekend finished with the three k road race hosted by Letterkenny athletics Club. The big event next weekend is the club try a tri which is a 400 metre swim 13.5k cycle and 3.2 k run startin from Aura at ten thirty . All club members not taking part are asked to attend at nine thirty as there will be quite a demand for stewarding at various points around the course.Over 120 athletes have entered with the majority being from outside donegal so this represents an excellent opportunity for the club to showcase the event of triathlons and also the excellent sporting facilities available at our main race sponsor Aura.ResultsFive mile road race 1st Gavin Crawford 27.12,27th Seamus Nallen 32.3531st Noel Lynch 32.5544th Lisa Dalton 34.31 (3rd sw)49th Brian Boyce 35.24 55th Gavin Harris 35.4456th Tommy Hill 35.46three k road race46th jarlath Duffy 11.18 65th Evelyn Boyle 14.17Ballyliffen ten mile road race38th Nicholas Fowell 70.4596th Colin Dean 76.47133rd Padraic mitchell 79.33Glen duathlon run cycle run2nd Michael Duffy 70.103rd Eugene Mcgettigan 70.405th denis shields 73.307th Gavin Harris 75.2311th Adrian Herrity 78.24relay mark mccollum /gavin mcbrearty 78.28run cycle84.15Louise ruddy 3rd ladycathalATHLETICS: 24/7 CLUB RUNNER AIDAN HITS 10K PB IN ROSCOMMON was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:TRIATHLON: 24/7 CLUB NOTESlast_img read more