Dedryck Boyata’s time at Celtic looks to be coming to an end sooner rather than later.

The defender has not signed a new contract, and can leave the club for free in the summer.

The Daily Mail reports that Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers won’t let the player leave in January.

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However, if a bid comes in in the next week, the Bhoys must consider moving the player on.

Boyata hasn’t played that well since returning from injury.

He was particularly poor in the 1-0 loss to Rangers at Ibrox in December.

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The Hoops have proved, most recently in the win over St Mirren, that they can cope without the centre-back.

Naturally any bid for Boyata would have to be acceptable for the club. Celtic did turn down a big money offer for the player in the summer. The BBC reported that the Hoops rejected a bid from Fulham.

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In retrospect this could be seen as a mistake, as they could lose the player for nothing.

The big question that remains is: would the Boyata transfer fee be reinvested in the team?

If Brendan Rodgers gets a guarantee that the transfer fee will be spent, then Boyata should be sold.

It is a far better option to get at least some money for the player than to let him leave for nothing in the summer.

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