Brendan Rodgers is likely to enter into negotiation sooner rather than later with a whole host of his senior Celtic players set to enter the final season of their Parkhead contracts.
The likes out Scott Brown, James Forrest and Stuart Armstrong all have less than 18 months left on their current deals, despite their involvement and form for the club in the first team this season.
There is no doubt that Celtic will want to keep the three players, but questions marks should be raised over whether keeping Dedryck Boyata – who is also in the same contract situation is worth it.
The Belgium star has been largely in and out of form, and when he does finally find a bit of consistency, he suffers an injury. It has been a frustrating season for the ex-Manchester City defender.
The 27-year-old could now have fallen down the pecking order, with Rodgers bringing in Janck Hendry from Dundee and Marvin Compper from RB Leipzig in the January transfer window.
The Daily Star claims Boyata currently earns £14,000 a week in Glasgow, a sizeable wage for a player that has managed just 19 of Celtic’s 27 Scottish Premiership fixtures.
Considering his wage, his proneness to injury and his inconsistent form that has seen him both shine, or completely flop – such as the 4-0 defeat to Hearts – Celtic should avoid offering Boyata an extension.