Dedryck Boyata’s agent has warned Celtic that the defender won’t be able to play for a month!
After failing to negotiate the smooth departure of his client to a more lucrative contract Jacques Lichtenstein has gone into full meltdown mode as he tries to force a transfer.
Had Lichtenstein played the game Boyata could have followed Stuart Armstrong out the door during the summer but after playing at games his own reputation is on the line.
Boyata’s ‘bad back’ and an agent turning up at a training ground demanding to meet a manager will be noticed by club’s with an interest in the defender.
After running to Dhnet with his version of events Brendan Rodgers provided an update on the situation after Celtic’s 1-0 defeat to Hearts at Tynecastle.
Next weekend the major leagues in Europe all get underway, most clubs will be fairly certain about their defence for the new season with only an exceptional option likely to be of interest.
If Boyata is considering strike action he should also be thinking over his choice of agent.
There is no appetite among the Celtic support to pay the defender what he wants. The majority of fans would gladly drive Boyata to the airport at the first hint of a £5m bid.
With an agent as erratic as his own defending it looks like Boyata’s career is heading back to it’s pre-2017 status when Brendan Rodgers came to the rescue.