Dedryck Boyata: An honour to play for Celtic


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Dedryck Boyata may be leaving Celtic this summer but says it has been an “honour” to represent the Glasgow giants.

The Belgium international’s four-year spell at Parkhead will officially come to an end soon and he has already agreed a lucrative move to Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin.

Boyata enjoyed sustained success during his time with Celtic, winning 10 major trophies and played a key role in helping the Bhoys win the domestic treble in each of the last three seasons.

The 28-year-old’s last appearance in Celtic colours proved to be the 2-1 home victory over Old Firm rivals Rangers at the end of March, with the hamstring injury he picked up in that match bringing his season to a premature end.

The former Manchester City player wasn’t always a regular first choice during his time with Celtic but admits he enjoyed a great time at the club.

“It has been an honour to wear the jersey and help the club win titles,” Boyata told the Celtic View.

Celtic are currently on the hunt for defensive reinforcements to replace Boyata, with the likes of Sheffield United’s George Baldock and Huddersfield centre-back Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen linked.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon will be keen to get his transfer business done quickly, with Celtic set to get their Champions League qualifying campaign underway early next month.

The Bhoys will also want to maintain their recent dominance of the Scottish game and they are priced at 1.33 to win the Premiership title for a record-equalling ninth successive year next season.

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