Dedryck Boyata admitted that it is not certain that he will sign a new Celtic contract, with his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2019, and fans are happy to see him go.
Boyata is in talks with Celtic at the moment but no agreement has been reached and he is non-committal about his long-term future – something that’s enraged fans who don’t think he’s been performing this season.
Asked whether his future would be at Parkhead, Boyata said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun: “We will see. I’m not in a rush. Of course, being there, it’s good. But I don’t know what is going to happen in the future.
“It doesn’t really depend on them or even me, we will just see what happens.
“At the moment, we are still talking about it. For the moment I am a Celtic player and I love Celtic. It’s a great team, I love to be there. Whatever happens next, we will see.”
One fan said that he was always capable of a mistake, while another admitted that while there’s a decent player in there, Boyata can’t handled the pressure of playing at Celtic and that the club would be “mad” to give him a new deal.
Another said that Boyata rejecting a contract would be the best birthday present that he’s ever had.
Here are the best reactions to Boyata’s contract admission:
Boyata is slowing becoming the new Ambrose and I can’t handle another Ambrose. Apart from a good spell during the second half of last season, he’s been relatively poor with a mistake always on the cards. I’d happily let him leave this summer. No new contract for me.
— KieranMF (@kieranfitz88) March 22, 2018
I think everyone can see there is a decent player in Boyata but IMO, not with the pressure of playing at @CelticFC and we'd be mad to give him a new deal.
— steven (@weblivz) March 22, 2018
Boyata rejecting a new contract is the best birthday wish a Bhoy can ask for.
Happy birthday to me 🍀👌
— Wolfe Of Parkhead 🍀🏴 (@ParkheadWolfe) March 22, 2018
I sww Boyata is rumoured tp be snubbing a new contract… thank fk for that… pic.twitter.com/pYhVOEWJLt
— SchemeSpaceman (@jaggytooth) March 22, 2018
In other Celtic news, it has been revealed today that the Scottish champions have launched a bid to sign the a brilliant English Championship player who is out of contract this summer.