Report: Celtic's Dederyck Boyata left sweating over £40k-a-week Hertha Berlin transfer

A general view of the ground ahead of the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Inverness Caley Thistle at Celtic Park on May 24, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Boyata's Celtic contract expires in June.

Dedryck Boyata of Celtic looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between Valencia v Celtic at Estadio Mestalla on February 21, 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

The Celtic defender, Dedryck Boyata, has been left sweating over a proposed move to Hertha Berlin after the German side announced their manager, Pal Dardai, will leave them at the end of the campaign, according to The Scottish Sun.

Boyata is reported to have held talks with the Hertha sporting director, Michael Preetz, after Belgium's Euro 2020 qualifier against Russia last month, and subsequently accepted a £40,000-a-week contract due to commence next season.


But the newspaper claims the 28-year-old - whose Celtic deal expires this summer, allowing him to leave without the Bhoys' blessing - must now hope Dardai's successor will 'green light' his transfer.


Dardai has led the Old Lady since 2015 after beginning his coaching career in the club's youth ranks - where the Hungarian will return next season.

Headcoach Pal Dardai during the Hertha BSC training session on april 15, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

A number of sides have been credited with an interest in Boyata over the past few months, and it is therefore unlikely that he will remain at Celtic Park whether or not his move to Hertha goes through.

Celtic are also on the hunt for a new manager, having placed Neil Lennon in temporary charge following Brendan Rodgers' departure to Leicester City.

Neil Lennon the manager of Celtic before the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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