Date: 15th May 2019 at 6:06am
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Dedryck Boyata is close to signing a deal with Hertha Berlin.

The defender is out of contract next month and is expected to end his four year stay with Celtic with a Bosman deal to the Bundesliga.

The Sun reports:

HERTHA BERLIN hope to complete a deal for Dedryck Boyata in the next fortnight.

The Bundesliga side are confident they have won the race to sign the Celtic defender on a free.

Brendan Rodgers first discussed a contract extension 18 months ago but it seems that the former Manchester City defender never really considered that as a realistic option.

With his elevation into the Belgian international side he was mixing with some of the highest paid players in Europe with several picking up £200,000 per week or more.

During the summer there was a major fall out when Celtic rejected a £9m offer from Fulham which saw the player become unavailable, notably for the Champions League qualifier away to AEK Athens.

Rodgers managed to resolve tat situation with Boyata and Filip Benkovic forming a strong partnership in the first half of the season, helping Celtic through to the last 32 of the Europa League.