Reports suggest that Celtic will look to sell Dedryck Boyata when the transfer window reopens in January.
The Belgium defender was linked to Fulham in the summer but ended up staying at Parkhead. Following a string of dismal performances, he was vilified by the Celtic Park faithful, and fans were desperate to see Brendan Rodgers sign a replacement. As well as his below-par performances, Boyata has remained unwilling to commit his long-term future to the club. It appears calls were answered with reports suggesting he will be allowed to leave the club in January.
To replace him, Celtic should make an audacious attempt to sign Chelsea defender – Gary Cahill. Valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, the former England international has been a crucial player for the Blues since joining from Bolton Wanderers. However, his role has been severely limited under Maurizio Sarri, and Cahill admitted he could seek a move in January in search of regular first-team football.
The 32-year-old is a vastly experienced pro after racking up hundreds of Premier League appearances as well as experience in both the Champions League and Europa League. Cahill would be an excellent signing to add solidity to the Celtic back four, and his leadership qualities could be crucial to Celtic retaining the Scottish Premiership title as well as progressing in Europe. Bringing a player of Cahill’s quality to Scotland would be a real coup and send a massive statement of intent to Celtic’s title rivals.
If Rodgers managed to lure him to Celtic Park, it would be Celtic’s best transfer in recent memory.
Celtic fans, thoughts?