Dedryck Boyata is ending his four-year-stint in Glasgow to join Hertha Berlin after Celtic could not agree a new contract with the Belgium international.
The former Manchester City man has had a very successful time playing for the Hoops, winning ten trophies including an extraordinary treble treble.
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Dear Bhoys, This short video reminds me of all the good times that I spent at @celticfc . It has been an honor to wear this jersey and help the club win titles. There were some difficult moments but I will remember above all, the fervor, the passion and the desire to win more and more trophies. 10 trophies won in 4 years with the club I leave with an historic #TrebleTreble that will remain one of my greatest pride. ? I thank you all, the club, the staff, my teammates and the passionate supporters who always set fire in the stands. You will remain forever in my memory and I wish all the best in the future .. ? Dedryck. ☘️ #DB20 #CelticFC
He has posted a fairly lengthy post on Instagram, thanking Celtic for giving him a chance to re-establish himself after a difficult time in Manchester.
Celtic legend Craig Gordon was quick to respond to the post.
Boyata was at Celtic for a unique period in the club’s rich history, as they have dominated the entire of Scottish football for the last three years and the 28-year-old was a big part of that.
Overall, he made 135 appearances and scored a respectable 15 goals but when it came to contract negotiations the two parties were unfortunately unable to reach a fresh agreement.
He has signed a long-term deal with the Bundesliga club and will look to use his experience gained at Celtic to help him adapt to life in Germany.
Neil Lennon, meanwhile, will need to find a way to replace Boyata as Celtic go after yet another treble next season.