Celtic in talks with Manchester City defender

Reports on BBC Sport and the Daily Record in Scotland state that Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata is on the verge of joining Scottish champions Glasgow Celtic.

Boyata, who is 24-years-of-age, has played nine premiership games for Manchester City in six years, is ready to put pen to paper on a two-year-deal, for a fee of £1.5 million.

The once capped Belgian international who can play right back or centre back, has previously been on loan to Bolton Wanderers and FC Twente in recent years, appears to have finally found a permanent to Scotland.

Boyata, flew into Glasgow on Sunday and should complete a deal on Monday afternoon, becoming Ronny Delia’s first summer signing.


Boyata should replace fellow Belgian Jason Denayer, who was on loan from Manchester City.

Writers View – Boyata who won young player of the year at Manchester City in 2009, was a highly rated youngster at the club but has just not been able to breakthrough with players ahead of him such as Lescott, Kompany, Nastasic and Demechellis to name a few. The player can look awkward at times, but is strong and has good powers of recovery, I think he will do well in Scotland.