Celtic have COMPLETED their first transfer of the summer by signing Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata on a four-year-deal.

The player flew into Glasgow on Sunday night and has thrashed out a deal with his advisors before passing a medical.

Dedryck told the Celtic Website:

“The manager came to see me in Manchester and I spoke to him about having me here and all the ideas he had for me playing for the team.”

“So I was very pleased with his plans and from that point I thought that moving to Celtic would be a good idea and we tried to do everything right for me to move here.”

Celtic had been courting the player for some time after it was made clear to them by Man City that Jason Denayer would not be back for a 2nd loan spell.

Dedryck has been on the books at the Etihad since he was 15 and has came up through the system. The Belgian has never been given a great run in the team to prove his worth and at 24-years-old he is now looking to prove what he can do in a Celtic jersey.

The defender has had loan spells at Bolton and FC Twente but hasn’t really got going. With Denayer exiting Celtic Park this summer it creates an immediate space for the player to fill.

Celtic have been very active and trying to get their business done early so they’re in the best position possible for the Champions League qualifiers in July.

He will be unveiled later today.



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