A couple of days ago, a report emerged from Italy claiming that Celtic’s Dedryck Boyata would be on the market for around €3-4m.
Considering the Belgium international is in the final year of his deal and doesn’t seem interested in signing a new deal at Parkhead despite several offers from the Scottish Premiership champions, a move this summer could be on the cards.
At the time, we felt the player was undervalued, and II Messaggero on Thursday appear to have the same thought, as they think it would cost Lazio, the interested club, €6-8m to convince Celtic to release the asset.
The Italian publication feels that since Boyata doesn’t appear interested in remaining in Scotland any longer, the Bhoys will be forced to make him available on the market to make some profit to their initial £1.8m.
The fact that Celtic are currently trying to persuade the centre-back, currently in Russia with Belgium for the World Cup, to agree to new deal with them suggests Brendan Rodgers still have faith in the 27-year-old after his 39 appearances for the club last season.
Following his start against Panama, Boyata was ecstatic, telling HLN in Belgium it was a ‘dream that became a reality’.