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Celtic No2 Chris Davies Gives Update on Dedryck Boyata Situation

Celtic No2 Chris Davies Gives Update on Dedryck Boyata Situation

Celtic number two Chris Davies has given an update on Dedryck Boyata’s situation at the club.

The Hoops assistant manager stepped in for Brendan Rodgers to speak to the press this afternoon ahead of their Betfred Cup clash with Partick Thistle tomorrow.

And he was inevitably asked about Boyata and his current situation in Glasgow.

Celtic knocked back a reported £9million offer for the Belgian defender from Fulham before the close of the English transfer window last week and that then led to the player’s agent criticising the club and insisting he’d sign for someone on a pre-contract in January.

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There was then confusion about Boyata’s injury status, with Rodgers saying he was fit, but had made himself unavailable for last weekend’s trip to Hearts and the midweek Champions League clash with AEK Athens – which ended in defeat for the Hoops.

But Boyata took to Instagram to say he was injured – contradicting what his manager made public.

And now Davies has given a further update on the defender, saying he is fit, but still won’t play against Thistle this weekend:

So that suggests there’s still an issue between Boyata and Celtic – and it could lead to an eventful last few weeks of the transfer window.

Boyata will no doubt be attracting interest from other teams in Europe and Celtic may decide to cash in on him now rather than keep an unhappy player who can leave them for nothing next summer.

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