Dedryck Boyata’s unexpected career resurrection continued when he made his World Cup debut for Belgium against Panama on Monday.
The 27-year-old didn’t have much to do in the 3-0 win, but his performance was very solid and unhurried, in contrast to some of his displays for the Hoops.
With Belgium having injury worries it seems Boyata will once more get the nod to start against Tunisia in Belgium’s next group game, and it will be interesting to see how these performances affect the player’s future in Glasgow.
Boyata, who was a first-team regular for the Hoops when fit last season with 39 appearances, only has a year left to run on his Hoops contract, and was recently linked with a move to Italian giants Lazio.
Lazio and any other interested parties would no doubt have been encouraged by Boyata’s performance against Panama, and it will be interesting to see if any clubs make a bid for the stopper.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers would be very annoyed to lose Boyata, as he has been one of his main men in the Hoops side in the last 18 months, but with the former Manchester City man’s contract running out the Hoops could well be forced to accept an exceptional offer should one come in.
Boyata’s future could well be a story to watch out for in the weeks to come, as he could well be in-demand should his level of performances continue.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops need to sort this player’s future sooner rather than later