Dedryck Boyata has revealed that Belgium manager Roberto Martinez was pleased when he completed his move to Hertha Berlin last summer.

According to the Daily Record, Boyata has opened up about the offers he had prior to his Celtic exit, revealing that he spoke to Martinez about what move would be best for him.

When I was leaving Celtic and the offers came in, I spoke to Roberto Martinez. I had a lot of offers from clubs in China, but that was never in my thoughts. His advice was priceless and he was very happy to see me sign for Hertha.

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Celtic certainly haven’t struggled in Boyata’s absence following his move to Hertha last summer, given how they are currently 10-points clear of Rangers in the Premiership.

Furthermore, the £7million acquisition of Christopher Jullien, (BBC Sport), as the Belgian’s replacement has proved an excellent piece of business.

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The Frenchman has already scored seven goals from defence this season (Transfermarkt), including crucial winners against Lazio in the Europa League and Rangers in the League Cup final, respectively.

And Jullien is already close to matching Boyata’s entire tally of goals for Celtic despite having played 95 fewer games for the club than the Belgian (Transfermarkt).