“When life is denying you something, life is preparing you something better,” Dedryck Boyata posted this morning on social media.
Let’s assume this relates to the interest in him from Fulham and judging by his post, it looks like he wants to go and Celtic have indeed rejected an opening bid from the Premier League side.
This bid was presumably for the £9million that has been widely quoted over the past 24 hours – it may not of course, but let’s go with that.
The Daily Mail are also confident that Fulham are preparing a second bid, and this time for £12million.
Given that Boyata is entering the final year of his contract, Celtic must surely be looking to close this deal, maybe with a sizeable sell-on clause.
John Hartson writing in his newspaper column today insists that the Belgium would be worth £29million.
Maybe that will come to pass if he goes to Fulham, does well and then has the bigger English sides showing an interest in a year or two.
Boyata is not included in the Celtic squad for the visit of AEK Athens so is primed for a move if it can be agreed between the clubs.
Anyway what do you think? Should Celtic accept a £12million bid for Boyata or should they hold onto him regardless?
Instagram de Boyata 🤔
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