The Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern are gearing up for a massive game against bitter rivals Rangers on Saturday, though those propping up our bar are more excited about Tuesday night.
Indeed, the Bhoys in the bar cannot wait for a European adventure early next week, as the Scottish champions travel over to Anderlecht in the Champions League, looking to get off and running in that competition this season.
So, it’s safe to say that these are a busy few days for the Hoops.
With that in mind, positive reports from the Scottish Sun have gone down a storm. They claim key defender Dedryck Boyata is in line for a new deal at Parkhead as he ramps up hisv return from an injury.
The Belgian had been out for two months with a knee problem though is reportedly in line for a start in the League Cup against Dundee tomorrow, boosting his chances of a start at Ibrox this weekend.
As if that wasn’t good enough news, Brendan Rodgers also confirmed he’ll look to keep the 26-year-old beyond the course of his current contract, one that ends in the summer of 2019 (as per Transfermarkt).
“Dedryck is certainly one I’ll be looking to keep, so that’s something we will be looking at”, he said.
“It’s nice to have him back. Since the turn of the year and the trip to Dubai he has been brilliant with me.
“It’s a big year for him with Belgium and the World Cup coming up. We want to build him up and help him be involved in that.
“I always like to have a centre-half with real speed. Dedryck’s been back working hard in training for a few weeks, the next step for him is to get game time.”
Boyata extending his deal would be good for Celtic. One of the most improved players under Rodgers, his return from injury will only prove just how important he is to the Hoops’ cause.
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