Dedryck Boyata’s solid World Cup has reportedly led to a stream of clubs queuing up to deepen Celtic’s central defensive crisis by buying him this summer.
Newly-promoted Fulham, Italian giants Lazio and Ligue 1 outfit Lyon, who have just brought in £15m from the sale of defender Mouctar Diakhaby, are all apparently in the hunt for the Belgian international.
Brendan Rodgers has just the two match-fit and available centre-halves for the Champions League qualification tie against Rosenborg as Boyata is being given an extended break as a result of his role in Belgium’s run to the semi-finals of the summer showpiece out in Russia.
However, the interest in Boyata, combined with Fulham’s new Premier League money and Lyon’s windfall, may well allow the former Liverpool boss to create an auction, ensuring that if his central defensive resources are further depleted, the Bhoys will at least receive top dollar.
So, we asked Celtic fans whether they would sell Boyata for £15m this summer and it’s clear that most of them would, with 85 per cent of them willing to do a deal at that sum…