On a day on positives for Rangers in the transfer market, there was bad news for rivals, Celtic.
While the Ibrox outfit continue to strengthen, their Glasgow neighbours look set to lose a key player.
It isn’t Scott Brown, although he is currently said to be weighing up his options. He has reportedly received offers from Australia and the United States.
The 28-year-old Belgium international, unsuccessfully attempted to get a move away from Parkhead during the last window.
Today, his agent, Jacques Lictenstein, spoke to Dutch-language Belgian publication, Het Laatste Nieuws, confirming the player’s intentions.
“Not an option. We are not even talking”, he replied, when asked if his client might extend his current contract.
“We have plenty of choice.”
He also went on to reveal they are “looking at every proposition”, which could mean signing a pre-contract agreement elsewhere this month.
Boyata was part of a Celtic back four that looked all at sea at times on Saturday. The strength on Morelos and guile of Ryan Kent was too much to handle.
However, the Belgian is still Brendan Rodgers’ premier defender.
While he looks set to stay until the end of the season, when it comes, his departure will be a huge blow.
All is not well at Parkhead and the Gers’ transfer activity shows that they’re keen to take advantage.