Celtic’s transfer negligence will surely cost them dearly in the summer market.
Dedryck Boyata has been primed and ready to leave Parkhead for some time now and Celtic fans may feel slightly aggrieved with the news that their wantaway defender could have been sold for £4.5 million before the start of the season (as per The Scottish Sun) – a sum which could’ve gone some way towards recruiting a long-term replacement. Instead, he will likely leave on a free.
Hertha Berlin are said to be the front-runners for the former Manchester City man’s signature and could offer as much as £2 million a year – which would be a huge increase on the deal he currently commands at Celtic.
Since their £4.5 million interest was rejected last summer, Hertha Berlin are said to have been keeping tabs on Boyata’s situation and, having bided their time, they can now offer personal terms, with no fee required.
The Belgium defender is set to become one of Die Alte Dame’s highest earners, alongside former Premier League and Chelsea star Salomon Kalou.
Though Neil Lennon is reportedly keen on keeping the player under his rule next season, we can surely pretty much guarantee that the allure of Bundesliga football and higher wages will far outweigh what he has to offer.
The fact that Celtic sacrificed a sizeable transfer fee to needlessly prolong his career in Scotland will surely frustrate supporters and Neil Lennon, who, undoubtedly, would’ve preferred to have blooded a fresh and willing talent committed to serving the club for years to come – not one with two eyes set on leaving.
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