Date: 28th December 2017 at 6:35am
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It’s one of his favourite topics and yesterday Liverpool proved him to be 100% correct.

For as long as he has been able to hold a BT Sport microphone Chris Sutton has been telling viewers that Scottish football undervalues it’s players.

In September 2015 Celtic picked up a fee of between £10-13m from Southampton for Virgil van Dijk.

A year later Manchester City splashed out £50m on John Stones to set a new record fee for a defender.

Yesterday that figure was smashed to pieces when Liverpool forked out £75m for van Dijk giving Southampton a £60m plus profit from less than 80 top team appearances.

Celtic are due a cut on that profit with Brendan Rodgers likely to have his funds boosted by at least £6m but more importantly is the impact on future transfers out of Celtic.

Right now Moussa Dembele is rated as a better prospect than van Dijk was when he left Celtic.

Given the right circumstances and the hyper inflation of the English transfer market the striker could be a £100m transfer within two years of leaving Celtic.

If Sutton was negotiating his departure next month he wouldn’t settle for anything less than £30m- plus a good chunk of his next transfer fee.