Ex-Celtic defender named captain of Bundesliga outfit

DEDRYCK BOYATA has been named the new club captain of Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin. The Belgian central defender spent four trophy-laden years at Celtic Park.

Now Boyata has been rewarded with his strong season in Germany with the captain’s armband. Boyata replaces Serbian striker Vedad Ibisevic who had previously been captain before he recently departed to join rivals Schalke. The leadership group is made up of Niklas Stark, Marvin Plattenhardt and Mathew Leckie.

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Boyata made 135 appearances for the Scottish Champions, scoring 15 goals and assisting 9 times. He left the club for Berlin on a free transfer after failing to agreeing a deal with Celtic. The player was a consistent performer for Celtic and probably should have been rewarded with a new deal but it appeared as if the club and player were at crossroads with the player expecting to be allowed to make a move to La Liga or the Premier League.

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