Former Celtic striker and now a popular football pundit, Chris Sutton has heavily criticised Dedryck Boyata on social networking site Twitter.
The Scottish Sun reported this week that the former Manchester City defender refused to train with the Celtic squad ahead of their match against Hearts, and fresh reports from the same publication has emerged that he has not travelled with the rest of the squad to Greece for their Champions League qualifier against AEK Athens.
The Belgian international was heavily linked with a move away from Celtic this summer. Premier League newcomers Fulham made a £9 million bid for him, but Celtic rejected the offer.
The Bhoys are keen to hold on to their star defender with Brendan Rodgers admitting that the club are looking to offer him a long term deal.
However, the defender’s agent has made it clear that the centre-back will not sign a new contract with the Hoops, which means he will be a free agent at the end of the season.
Sutton has taken to Twitter this morning and has heavily criticised him for his unprofessional approach, saying he is a “disgrace”.
Dedryck Boyata should be grateful Celtic gave him the opportunity to play… while he has some good attributes he has been a bombscare at times..He is a disgrace..Celtic need to get him out of the building ASAP..important thing is to get a quality centre half in now…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) August 13, 2018
The situation doesn’t look good for Boyata at all. He is a key player no doubt, but certainly he is not irreplaceable.
It seems that he is not interested in playing for Celtic anymore, and if that is the case, Celtic must sell him now and sign a proper replacement before it is too late.