Dedryck Boyata commits his future to Celtic...for now
Dedryck Boyata has committed his immediate future to Celtic, but only until the summer.
The Belgian defender will see out his contract at the club and is highly unlikely to extend his stay in Glasgow beyond that.
Boyata fought his way back into the Celtic side after infamously no-showing against AEK Athens in the Champions League.
He was seen as an essential part of Celtic’s defence, having delivered a string of impressive performances in his return.
Rodgers told The Daily Record: “He will stay calm and see out the season and see where he’s at.
“It suits us, it’s something we want.
“He’s a very, very good player.”
With Boyata’s future appearing to be a little more clearer, Celtic can now get on with securing their eight successive Scottish Premiership title.
Although Boyata is only staying until the summer, there is still a lot to play for at Celtic.
Along with the league, Celtic are aiming to complete a historic treble treble.
There is also the small matter of the Europa League, where Celtic will play Valencia next month.
A good European run is something all Celtic fans cherish, so they will be expecting the Hoops to be competitive with the Spanish giants.
Boyata will of course be a vital part of everything Celtic do until the summer. He must now remain focused on his job and make sure he gives his all for the club.
Going out on a high
Football fans are never happy when an established player leaves their club. It always seems worse when the player pushes the move through himself.
Boyata, via his agent, has been making noises about a move since last year. It was disappointing that he downed tools in Athens.
However he can still leave Parkhead with the good grace of the Celtic fans.
He has played his part in Celtic winning seven consecutive domestic trophies.
He will be idolised again if he can help the Bhoys make it eight and nine in the next four months.
The Boyata-Celtic break up doesn’t need to be as hard as everyone seems to expect it to be.