Dedryck Boyata flies in for Celtic transfer talks

Celtic scout John Park (right) joins target signing Dedryck Boyata as he arrives in Glasgow. Picture: SNS
Celtic scout John Park (right) joins target signing Dedryck Boyata as he arrives in Glasgow. Picture: SNS
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CELTIC look set to sign Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata after the player flew into Glasgow Airport on Sunday night.

The deal will be subject to the centre back agreeing terms on a three-year contract and successfully completing a medical. The transfer is thought to be worth a fee of around £1.5 million for the Belgian who still has a year to run on his current contract.

If the deal can be made then Boyata will replace his fellow countryman and City teammate Jason Denayer who is returning to the Etihad after a year’s loan.

Boyata has been with the Manchester club for six years and picked up a FA Cup winners medal for sitting on the bench during the 2011 final.

He rejected a contract extension after deciding he needed first team football. Boyata made only six appearances for City this past season.

There are rumours that City wish to install a buy-back clause into the transfer should Boyata thrive in Glasgow.

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