According to Belgian news outlet HLN, Celtic are negotiating a new contract with Belgium centre-back Dedryck Boyata this summer.
The 27-year-old is out of contract with the Scottish champions next summer and his future has been trending subject of some speculation in recent months.
However, the Belgian outlet claims that talks between the ex-Manchester City defender, who helped Celtic to a second successive treble winning last season, and Celtic are “underway.”
Offering Boyata a new deal makes perfect sense by Celtic, even if they plan on selling the player this summer or the ones that come next.
Boyata has been named in Belgium’s World Cup squad last Monday and he truth is that the Scottish will be open to making lot of money if he impresses for his country in Russia.
Their bargaining stance will be a much stronger one expecially if the player has three years to go on his contract rather than the one year that Boyata currently has.
Although, we all should know Boyata is unlikely to play a major role with Belgium in the World Cup without some significant injuries to much rated players, but even still, signing the Belgian would be one of the smartest move by Celtic this summer.