Date: 12th August 2018 at 8:31pm
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La Liga side Sevilla are interested in signing Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata this summer, potentially allowing the club to still cash in on a player that has made it clear he wants to leave.

Reports in Scotland, from The Daily Record and in Spain, from AS, both claim that the Spanish outfit are interested in his transfer.

AS claim that Sevilla will be looking to bring the price down from Celtic’s £10m valuation as much as possible, knowing that the player both wants the move and that he is in the last year of his contract.

Celtic though will be well aware that they are on the hunt for a new defender and have spending power, having sold French centre-back Clement Lenglet to Barcelona for £35m in July.

The Record say that it’s this move that has sparked Sevilla’s interest in Boyata, despite also signing Joris Gnagnon and Sergi Gomez this summer.

Celtic had previously rejected an offer for the player from Fulham last week.

After the antics of Boyata’s agent in recent days though, Celtic may find it tough to hold out for the best possible money, with the possibility of the Belgian leaving on the cheap now a distinct possibility.

Brendan Rodgers confirmed this weekend that the player’s representative turned up at Lennoxtown on Friday demanding talks with the manager before disappearing.

The defender appears to have ruled himself out of Hoops action, leaving the club with only one option – show him the door as soon as possible.

Is it possible to get value out of his transfer?

What’s the lowest offer you would accept for Dedryck Boyata? Let us know in the comments below…


20 Replies to “£35m deal sparks European interest in Celtic 27-year-old – can Hoops hold out for best value?”

    • Useal. Celtic board biscuit tin do not want to spend big money ???? ???? ???? to improve the quality of the TEAM its going back to the Kelly days in the 59s and 60s when Jock Stein was manager and the ones after him .If they don’t have any ambitain THEY will drive ???? BRENDAN RODGERS OUT THE DOOR.The best Manager since Jock Stein Joseph Ferguson.

  • Thank God as I said the board won’t give bredan the money if he leaves they should be ashamed they should give him 25 million to buy quality players around his team defenders badly needed it’s shocking that another good manager will go through no ambition in that board they just use it as a selling team no care or move on Europe it’s hopeless all they records trebles what for we have no defence one decent left back old right back and liability in central defence same old record reaping the rewards and handing out nothing best fans and support in the world what a way to be treated

  • Make him pay for his dishonesty. Don’t play him, don’t let him train with squad and see how he gets on next year.

  • Folk aren’t going to like this idea, but I care less about that than I do about any fee we get. I personally gave up on looking at any financial benefit to the club a long time ago. Considering it dosent get invested proportionately into the team, I see little benefit of bean counting.
    Guys working minimum hour jobs to spend it supporting the club and we’ve got this waster collecting thousands but refusing to exercise for it? Out of respect for the support, I’d rather see this big balloon training at Barrowfield for the next 12months than see him work a cheap ticket in January

  • No make any difference if its £10mill or £3 the board wont spend a fuckin dime of it too busy putting lights in stand that wr dont need and a hotel we dont need if they dont put a team on the park whos gony be there to use it

  • I’d play him alongside the development squad till his contract runs out,naw wait a minute he’s such a bomb scare he’d probably just duck them up.Give him the hamper to carry,remove any squad benefits he receives and ban him from Celtic park and Lennoxtown .

  • Another legend in his own lunchtime! One World Cup where the Belgium manager was “forced” to play Boyata because of injuries to his preferred defender. Fulham already offered us £9 million, so Seville should either match, or preferably, improve the bid.

  • You do not understand anything, the club does not say truth, they promise to extend they do not, they pomise to extend they do not, they promise to be cooperative with club ‘s offers they do not, but they want payer to stay without insurance to extend, put yourself in the player place ……

  • Celtic fan all my life ! Not good the way things are ! Am fuckin ragin, this board should have had all this sorted and backed the manager long before now ! But yet again they have not! Eduardson is not a no 1 striker he was number 3 halfway through last season remember??
    Cause we sign him for 9mill now he’s no 1??? My arse! We are gonna end up blowin this!!!! We were up there now we’re lookin over ower backs and we’ve the board to thank for that !????????????????????????

  • Sell Boyata for £9 million to Sevilla because it doesn’t seem we can keep him unfortunately so put that money towards Scott McKenna. Buy him for 9.5million (also should have bought John Mcginn)

  • WTF is going on with the Board.They lack ambition.This nonsense could cost us more than CL qualification.Shocking…

  • Boyata is a goner, thanks to a mug of an agent! Nothing special but is unfortunately one of the best we’ve got!
    The board need to back Brendan or he’ll be gone also! It’s been glaringly obvious for sometime that we are not well covered at the back. It’s well established players we need in that area not anymore experiments. Do we need cover for Lustig, in the long run yes? But give Gamboa a decent run and maybe he’sctge One but what’s happened with young Ralston? He came in and did well. Come on Celts get the finger out and show some respect and loyalty to not only Brendan and his team but also to our amazing supporters Hail Hail

  • He’s a bombscare remember his woeful defending last season against Hibs, Rangers, Kilmarnock need I go on. Celtic restored his career don’t remember. He goes to world Cup plays against 3 poor nations and thinks he’s world class all of a sudden. Get rid free up a wage and get someone in.

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