CELTIC could be set for a transfer window acid test on what they desire more – on the field success or making a profit.
According to MailSport, Premier League side Fulham are ready to come back in for Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata when the window opens.
You will recall it was the Fulham interest at the back end of the summer window which seen Boyata down tools and say he was injured. His agent also tried to push through a move at the time but Brendan Rodgers wasn’t having it.
The Irishman was clear Celtic needed Boyata and did not have sufficient cover to let him go even though there was a reported £7million on the table.
That sort of money for a player heading into the last year of his deal is not to be sniffed at. However, the Celtic manager has been vindicated by Boyata’s upsurge in form and he has helped Celtic a lot to this point.
With no sign of the Belgium player signing a new deal right now, Fulham look poised to try and grab a bargain in January.
Premier League clubs are notorious for wanting players in straight away and will most likely offer a decent fee for the defender.
It would be then up to the Celtic board to either cash in or let Deryck’s contract come to a close with the defender helping Celtic until the end of the season.
If Celtic don’t get centre back reinforcements, surely they won’t entertain a deal…