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Dedryck Boyata Reportedly On 'Collision Course' With Celtic

Dedryck Boyata Reportedly On 'Collision Course' With Celtic
By PJ Browne Updated

The Dedryck Boyata situation has become a real mess at Celtic.

Belgian newspaper HLN reported on Monday that the 27-year-old is on a 'collision course' with the club regarding his future. The Belgium international is apparently attempting to manufacture a move away from Glasgow.

Boyata was absent on Saturday as Celtic lost away to Hearts in the league. The Scottish Sun reported on Sunday that Boyata has been left out of Celtic's squad for Tuesday's crucial Champions League qualifier against AEK Athens.

There has been much interest in the defender throughout the summer and subsequent annoyance from his agent that no bids for his client have been accepted.

"Earlier there was already interest from Fulham, Olympiacos and Fenerbahçe," Jacques Lichtenstein told HLN.

Offers of 7 and 8 million, but apparently Celtic is financially strong enough not to give in.

Strange, because the club apparently does not have the money to make Dedryck a dignified new contract proposal, and Dedryck is currently slightly injured. We do not want to take the risk of making that injury worse, while in four months he can talk to any club about a free transfer.

Former Celtic player Chris Sutton has called Boyata a "disgrace" and a player Brendan Rodgers should look to move on as quickly as possible.

Boyata joined Celtic from Manchester City three years ago for £1.5 million on a four-year deal. This season is the last of his contract.

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