Boyata is in no hurry, so we ask the Celtic support, should he get a new deal?


Dedryck Boyata spoke yesterday about his on-going contract talks with Celtic and revealed that he is in no hurry to get things sorted. He is currently away with the Belgium squad and is hoping to make the cut and get to the World Cup in Russia this summer.

The player who signed from manchester City in 2015 has one season left on his current deal. The 27 year old was asked about the on-going talks for a new deal to stay at Celtic Park, where he is rated very highly by Brendan Rodgers.

“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, but for the moment I cannot really say anything about it.”

THE CELTIC STAR VIEW. Celtic’s main weakness in European football seems to be in central defence and goalkeeping. Boyata is liked by Brendan Rodgers and has won round many in the support, particularly from the Albion Rovers match to the Cup Final win over Aberdeen, where he contributed greatly after coming back into the team from essentially the wilderness. His recent performance at Ibrox demonstrates the weaknesses in his game – if he doesn’t keep it simple, he can get exposed. Ideally he’ll sign and play alongside a top quality, experienced central defender. Otherwise it will be more of the same in Europe, sadly.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Do you want Celtic to sign Dedryck Boyata on a new, long term contract?

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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