The time has almost come when Celtic must say goodbye to this player.
Many of Celtic’s players have temporarily put domestic matters to one side to focus on their countries with yet another international break upon us, but the pause in action does allow us to consider what may happen a little further down the line.
In just under three months the January transfer window will open, allowing Celtic manager Ronny Deila to further strengthen his side if he so wishes...and to potentially move others on.
The Bhoys are enjoying a relatively good campaign, sitting just a point behind current league leaders Aberdeen and undefeated in their first two Europa League fixtures against Ajax and Fenerbahce.
There is plenty of football still to be played, but seemingly not for one current Celtic player who has featured just 26 times for the club since arriving in 2013 and who has hardly been seen for the last two seasons.
Derk Boerrigter featured just three times for Celtic’s first-team last season (in part due to injury) and is yet to be seen in the current campaign, and while he has a contract at the club until next summer it would be wise for all concerned if they simply admitted defeat and sold him.
Surely at 28 the Dutch winger wants to play and the sooner he leaves Celtic Park the sooner he can do that. The question is: Who will buy him?