Dedryck Boyata’s future at Celtic looks to be over and the club must take decisive action and get rid of him as soon as possible.
The latest comments from his agent Jacques Liechtenstein have turned what was a fairly standard situation for a player with less than a year on his contract into one that requires the club to actively force the defender out of the club.
Liechtenstein has implied that Boyata will not play for Celtic again, claiming he has a injury.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the agent said:
What state of mind is Dedryck in? It’s difficult, it’s impossible for this kind of pain to go away in less than a month.
Entering the last ten months of his contract, everyone understands that he cannot put his career at risk by playing even slightly injured or at 95 per cent what a footballer sometimes does when it is covered by two or three years of contract.
Despite Dedryck’s love for Celtic fans, he cannot put his future and his family’s future in danger by playing without being 100 per cent.
On January 1 he will sign elsewhere by being free without reporting anything to Celtic.
Whether all this controversy is being driven by the agent, or the player himself, doesn’t really matter.
Boyata has completely annihilated any goodwill supporters had for him and the lack of professionalism on show here is absolutely pathetic.
After years of big mistakes at home and abroad, inconsistent form, injuries and all the rest, he has downed tools to force a move elsewhere after the Hoops decided to reject any bids for him last week.
Hopefully the first order of business by club officials tomorrow morning will be biting at any interest in the player. If he isn’t willing to play for Celtic, he should be punted as quickly as possible.
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