Revealed: 73% of Celtic fans would rather keep Benkovic than Boyata

Loads of Celtic fans have been discussing their centre-back situation, and the overwhelming majority of fans polled would rather keep Filip Benkovic than Dedryck Boyata next season.

Celtic are in a quite curious position with their centre-backs, as neither of their first-choice pairing are expected to be at the club in the 2019/20 campaign.

Boyata has been sensational since returning to the team, but his refusal to play in the Champions League qualifiers says exactly what he thinks about his future at the club.

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The Belgian international is out of contract at the end of the season, and is showing no signs of penning a new deal.

Benkovic meanwhile has been phenomenal since signing on loan from Leicester, but the Foxes would likely demand a huge transfer fee to sell him permanently.

The Premier League outfit signed the Croatian wonderkid for £13m this summer, and would need to make a tidy profit for selling him to be worth their while.

Fans have been full of praise for the young defender though, and a convincing 73 per cent would rather sign the 21 year-old permanently than extend Boyata’s contract.

Benkovic would definitely exceed the club-record fee that the Bhoys splashed on Odsonne Edouard, and you can view the full poll results down below…