The Belgian centre-back is out-of-contract in the summer, and had been expected to depart the club either when the January transfer window opens or in the summer after the end of the season.
But following Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final victory over Aberdeen, Boyata took to his Instagram story to post a clip of him appearing to survey a contract – whilst watching the cartoon Dragonball Z.
Since missing the club’s crucial Champions League qualifiers in September, Boyata has been in brilliant form for the Hoops and plenty of fans would love him to sign an extension, and his latest social media update has gotten a few wondering if he’s about to do a spectacular 180 degree turn:
If Boyata signs a new deal I can see it being an extension just like Armstrong's was and that he'll be away in the summer.
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) December 5, 2018
What's these rumours about Dedryck Boyata & a contract any leads??
— @CelticBhoy1888 (@Celt_Bhoy1888) December 5, 2018
Tbh i would love him to sign. I was not a happy bunny during the qualifiers, but since, and especially with what he played through on Sunday, he has my utmost respect.#signthecontract #coybig #Boyata https://t.co/iW21gr4KLA
— Aergid #313 (@aergid) December 5, 2018
If Boyata signs the contract I beg the Green Brigade bring out the Not Fit To Wear The Jersey TIFO and just cross out the Not
— Marcus (@MarcusT1402) December 5, 2018
Boyata’s Instagram story…
— Conor (@Conor_Spence67) December 4, 2018
Do you think Boyata will end up staying at Celtic, or will he be tempted back to the English Premier League at the hint of a big offer?