Celtic fans react on Twitter to Dedryck Boyata's cryptic post

Celtic fans show their support during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern Muenchen at Celtic Park on October 31, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Is Dedryck Boyata set to sign a new contract with Scottish Premiership giants Celtic? Or is he leaving in the January transfer window?

Dedryck Boyata of Celtic controls the ball during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The future of Dedryck Boyata has been up in the air for as long as anyone can remember.

Back in the summer, the Belgian centre-back was linked with a move away from the Scottish Premiership champions on an almost daily basis with clubs from Spain and Turkey interested and Fulham reportedly seeing a £9 million bid rejected, according to The Times.

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And with Boyata out of contract at the end of the season, speculation had suggested that Celtic could sell the former Manchester City man in January to avoid losing him on a free.

Dedryck Boyata of Belgium  during the  UEFA Nations league match between Belgium  v Iceland  at the Koning Boudewijn Stadium on November 15, 2018 in Brussel

HLN had claimed in October that Brendan Rodgers and co had given up hope of keeping the 27-year-old at Parkhead beyond 2019.

So no wonder a rather cryptic video, posted on Boyata’s official Instagram account, has fans scratching their heads. In the short clip, the centre-back appears to be sitting in front of a contract with a pen at the ready – while his choice of emojis too leaves plenty to the imagination.

But what does this mean? Is Boyata set to perform a remarkable U-turn and commit his immediate future to Celtic or is this just a bad case of crossed wires?

Celtic's Northern Ireland coach Brendan Rodgers (R) shakes hands with Celtic's Belgian defender Dedryck Boyata after the UEFA Europa League group B football match Rosenborg BK v Celtic FC...

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