Date: 9th April 2019 at 7:12am
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Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata is on the verge of a club exit this summer, with The Scottish Sun reporting he is set to earn as much as £40,000-a-week at Hertha Berlin.

It’s well known that the Belgian international’s current deal at the Hoops is set to expire at the end of the season and there has been no sign he wants to extend his stay beyond that.

Reports about a move to Germany emerged over the weekend and while Neil Lennon remained hopeful of keeping him at Celtic Park, speaking in the wake of Saturday’s draw against Livingston, it appears the defender will be leaving after all.

The Scottish Sun say he will be earning a healthy £40k-a-week in the Bundesliga, as well as netting a healthy signing bonus due to moving on a free transfer.

That would rule the Hoops out of keeping him in Glasgow, making him just that bit too expensive to retain in the first-team squad.

The paper report that the German side were willing to pay a fee for him last summer.

Celtic have a summer of rebuilding to do and a centre-back will now be a priority, with the club likely to want to sign a quality first-team option to complement Norwegian youngster Kristoffer Ajer in the position.

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