Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata is on the brink of a summer move to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin, as reported by The Daily Record.
It’s well known that the Belgian international’s contract at Celtic Park expires at the end of the season, with little expectation that there would be an agreement with the club to extend his stay.
However, the paper report that terms have been agreed with the German outfit after the defender rejected the chance to join Greek giants Olympiacos.
There’s also every chance the centre-back has played his last game for the Hoops having picked up a hamstring injury during last week’s win over Rangers at Celtic Park that could keep him out of our remaining games.
We had the chance to sell Boyata for decent money last summer but then manager Brendan Rodgers appeared to block his exit.
We’ve known since that he would likely be away, so hopefully Head of Recruitment Lee Congerton has identified potential replacements we can target during the upcoming transfer window.
Making 135 appearances and wining seven trophies since joining from Manchester City in 2015 Boyata has achieved plenty in Glasgow, but still has the reputation of being error prone with many supporters.
Nonetheless he’s emerged as our most consistent defensive performer over the last 18 months and we will need to invest to fill the gap he leaves in the first-team squad.
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