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SEVILLA DIRECTOR Joaquin Caparros has made it clear that Dedryk Boyata is a transfer target for the Spanish side before the window closes at the end of August.

Dedryk is back in training with his Celtic team-mates after Brendan Rodgers made him train with the reserves while Celtic were on first team duty at the weekend.

The player famously declared himself injured and sat out Celtic’s pivotal tie with Athens earlier this month which the club ultimately lost.

Many fans believe this was the last straw for the defender who up until last year looked done at Celtic.

His agents disrespect along with calling the manager’s integrity into question over a phantom injury has not impressed a large part of the support.

However, Brendan Rodgers has brought the Belgian back into the fold for this Thursday’s tie against Suduva and is back training with the first team.

It remains to be seen if Celtic will sell the defender before the deadline with just 11 months left on his current deal but it seems Sevilla will try their best to prise him away according to Caparros – reported in the Express.

‘Boyata is one of those players that we have been following for a long time,” Caparros confirmed on Tuesday.’

“Defence is an area we need to reinforce.

“We must proceed calmly because there are many factors with a transfer that doesn’t just depend on ourselves.

“The squad is balanced and impressive, but maybe there is something missing and we will try to address that.”

 

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