Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to react after it was revealed that Dedryck Boyata would be leaving the club, having signed a pre-contract agreement with Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.
The Belgian international was allowed to leave after his contract expired at Celtic Park, and departs the club just one year after Fulham saw a £9m bid rejected for his services – in hindsight, not selling him then was a costly error.
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Just weeks on from that bid, the former Manchester City defender missed Celtic’s defeat to AEK Athens despite being fully fit, and the fans have never forgiven him for letting the side down on an evening that saw them knocked out of the competition in qualifying.
However, the 28-year-old has performed well for the club and has also been a solid option at the back.
Some fans are sad to see him go due to his quality as a defender, whilst others are glad to see the back of him after the whole debacle surrounding the Athens game.
Let’s see what the Celtic supporters have been saying on Twitter…
So Boyata has joined Hertha Berlin. It would be ungracious not to thank him for the service he provided and I do wish him well in his career but I won't forget how he let us down in the CL HH pic.twitter.com/fPycz2cRuK
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) May 19, 2019
Glad he’s gone,didn’t care for the club atall,all about himself and bit of a car crash with the ball at his feet
— Seamus friel (@seamus_friel) May 19, 2019
Good riddance I say. The man should have been sold the first time he let us down
— Barry Nixon (@barrynixon1980) May 19, 2019
He let himself down as much as us and his teammates but some solid performances over the years, has played his part in 8 in a row and i wouldn’t begrudge him a move to Bundesliga. It was all good from big Boyata in the main
— scottie (@RuairiLynch2) May 19, 2019
Guy is not Celtic class should have been out the door after refusal
— Just for football (@Justforfootbal3) May 19, 2019
Don’t think he ever got the whole Celtic thing. He always had a bit of arrogance about him which is fine if you’re an amazing talent, but he wisnae! ?
— Rp1888 (@Rp18881) May 19, 2019
When we’re not spoiled like the wee teams in the cash rich EPL, the Boyata stuff now looks like a horrendous and expensive mistake that feasibly Could have bought us a couple of decent players.
— Jimbo (@Jimkingofkings) May 19, 2019
Boyata has left the building……..
— We Shall Not Be Moved Podcast (@WSNBM_PODCAST) May 19, 2019
Boyata was our best defender, not Ajer, or Jozo. There was a reason he was Rodgers no1 CB. Massive loss and just reiterates how much we need to invest in the summer. Massive few months for Celtic
— Paul (@P__67) May 19, 2019