Celtic news: Time for Hoops to offer defender take it or leave it deal

By support

20th Jun, 2018 | 1:26pm

Centre-back refusal to commit future to club should force Celtic hand


Celtic’s summer transfer plans could take yet another twist after some recent comments made by Hoops centre-back Dedryck Boyata.

The 27-year-old, who has one year left on his Hoops contract, made the revelation, reported on the Daily Record transfer blog (08:44) that he will not make any decision on his future until after the World Cup.

In a way that is understandable, as he will not want any distractions whilst he is playing for Belgium. But it might well have to force the Hoops into making a decision about the centre-back’s future.

The player cannot be allowed to run his contract down – Celtic just can’t afford to lose any money they could get for the stopper, and if he refuses to sign a new deal he should be sold before the start of the season.

Even though he is a massive favourite of Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers, the Bhoys can’t afford any distractions in the middle of their Champions League qualifiers, and Boyata’s future could certainly plans could certainly be counted as a distraction.

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Celtic’s hands have now been forced, and the time has come to offer the player a ‘take it or leave it’ contract, as the Bhoys need to know as soon as possible if one of their most important players from last season plans to stay with the club or not.

In other Celtic news, Murdo MacLeod has delivered a verdict on a Hoops player’s future

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