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Report: Celtic negotiating with Dedryck Boyata over extension....and it makes sense

Dedryck Boyata celebrates after Leigh Griffiths of Celtic scores during the William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round match between East Kilbride and Celtic at Excelsior Stadium on February 7,...

According to Belgian reports, Celtic want Dedryck Boyata to sign a new deal.

Dedryck Boyata celebrates after Leigh Griffiths of Celtic scores during the William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round match between East Kilbride and Celtic at Excelsior Stadium on February 7,...

According to Belgian outlet HLN, Celtic are negotiating a new contract with defender Dedryck Boyata.

The 27-year-old is out of contract with Celtic next summer and his future has been the subject of some speculation in recent months.

However, HLN claim that talks between the former Manchester City man, who helped the Hoops to a second successive treble last season, and the Scottish giants are "underway".

Smart move by Celtic

This makes perfect sense by the Hoops, even if they plan on selling him this summer.

Dedryck Boyata celebrates after Leigh Griffiths of Celtic scores during the William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round match between East Kilbride and Celtic at Excelsior Stadium on February 7,...

Boyata was named in Belgium's World Cup squad on Monday and the truth is that Celtic stand to make a lot more money if he impresses for his country in Russia.

The Bhoys' bargaining stance is much stronger if their asset has three years to go on his contract rather than the one year that Boyata currently has.

It must be noted that Boyata is unlikely to play a major role at the competition without some significant injuries to better players, but even still, signing him up is the smart move by Celtic.

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