What does vital Dedryck Boyata's Instagram post mean for his Celtic future?

By Connor Gordon

December 14, 2018

If you’re an optimist, Dedryck Boyata could be extending his stay at Celtic going by his latest post on Instagram.

The defender has been subject to transfer drama since his summer debacle.

However, following last night’s qualification for the Europa League last 32, his fortunes could have changed.

Instagram hint not the only one

The jubilant Belgian took to social media to post “Let’s go to the last 32 ! 🍀👊🏾 #CelticFC #DB20″.

This might be a hint that the wantaway star is going to stay at Celtic for longer.

By looking forward to the last 32, it could mean that Boyata will survive January’s transfer window to make February’s fixtures.

Dedryck Boyata is teasing fans with social media posts. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This isn’t the only time Boyata has used Instagram to get people’s chins wagging.

The 28-year-old used the platform to show him signing an unknown contract for all fans to see.

It even got as far as Brendan Rodgers’ press conference where he denied knowledge.

Celtic need Boyata more than ever for last 32

The Bhoys could potentially keep Boyata on his current contract to help get to the last 16.

The Hoops’ avenue to qualification could be worth more than the potential pittance that could be received in January.

Celtic dearly missed Boyata last night against Salzburg as a makeshift defence conceded two against the undefeated group leaders.

Mounas Dabbour gets in between makeshift Celtic defenders. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Stand-in Jozo Simunovic was arguably to blame for the first goal as poor timing and marking allowed Munas Dabbour to head in unmarked.

Kristoffer Ajer also had to step in at right-back following Mikael Lustig’s early injury.

Boyata had spells there in the past and could have done a better job than the Norwegian.

It is unknown when Boyata will return and he could have potentially played his last game for Celtic.

Boyata walks off injured in the League Cup final against Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Belgium international hobbled off in the League Cup final against Aberdeen two weeks ago.

If Boyata does leave, he goes with everyone’s best wishes but he needs to manage his social media a lot better.