CHRIS SUTTON has branded Dedryck Boyata “a disgrace” and “a bombscare” while urging Brendan Rodgers to give the Belgian the boot from the champions.
The player’s agent, Jacques Lichtenstein, has been scathing in his comments of the club’s treatment of his client who still has a year of his contract still to run.
The Hoops knocked back a £9million bid from Fulham last week for the 27-year-old ex-Manchester City centre-half while Fenerbahce are also insisting they, too, have had an offer rejected.
Sevilla and Olympiakos are monitoring the situation and are weighing up a move before the end of the month.
Former Parkhead striker Sutton aimed a verbal blast at the player and said: “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 and Celtic need to get him out of the building ASAP. The important thing is to get a quality centre-half in now.”
Boyata has not kicked a ball since playing for Belgium in the World Cup Finals on June 28.
He had the entire month of July free to relax and was expected to make his Hoops return against Hearts on Saturday before a mystery back injury kept him out of Rodgers’ squad.
The defender was also left out of the travelling pool for tomorrow night’s crucial Champions League qualifier against AEK Athens with the tie deadlocked at 1-1.