Bellamy: Celtic should have sold Boyata to Fulham

Craig Bellamy has insisted Celtic should have accepted £9m from Fulham for Dedryck Boyata.

The Hoops defender missed Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat by AEK Athens in Greece which saw the Scottish club exit the Champions League before the play-off stage on a 3-2 aggregate.

Boyata posted a video on Instagram of him receiving treatment only for boss Brendan Rodgers to claim he was fit to play.

The Belgium international’s agent claimed Celtic had broken promises to his client and had said: “Entering the last 10 months of his contract, everyone understands that he cannot put his career at risk by playing even slightly injured or at 95 per cent.”

Pundit Bellamy, who had a loan spell at Celtic in 2005, told Sky Sports: “£9m, I would’ve taken it.

“Look, he’s a decent player, that’s about it for me. When he was coming through Man City I got to see his development.

“I think that’s £9m I would’ve taken. Because he’s publicly come out now, you’re going to have to move on now from this situation.

“The only way you can move on, due to the hangover of not getting into the Champions League is going to be left with the Celtic fans, you might have to move him on.”