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Should Celtic cash in on Dedryck Boyata after the World Cup?

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Should Celtic cash in on Dedryck Boyata after the World Cup?

Celtic fans are polarized in their views on the Belgian defender.

It has been a good World Cup for the Celtic contingent so far.

Tom Rogic put in a great display as valiant Australia went down 2-1 in unfortunate circumstances against France. Mikael Lustig was imperious at right-back as Sweden defeated South Korea 1-0. Now, Dedryck Boyata has joined the party as well.

His Belgium side dominated Panama in a 3-0 win, which rarely saw the Celtic defender challenged.

The 27-year-old was solid, if not untroubled, throughout as he continues to deputise for the injured Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen.

Celtic fans were no doubt pleased to see their defender playing well. However, could this World Cup be a good thing for Celtic and Boyata for a slightly different reason?

Could Celtic cash in?

Boyata’s performances in the Belgium back three are always going to look good, especially considering the calibre of the players around him. He has also come off the back of an excellent season at Celtic, perhaps his best since the Parkhead switch.

(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rumours are abounding that teams such as Lazio are keen on the player and, if boyata impresses at the World Cup, that interest will only grow.

Which means Celtic could command the highest fee possible to sell Boyata and, realistically, they should consider it.

The Belgian was good last season domestically but he also put in some poor displays in Europe leaving Celtic fans livid.

If the Bhoys can get a good fee for the player then they should certainly consider cashing in and investing in a new central defender.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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