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Dedryck Boyata | Defensemen

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 185

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Dedric Boyata has moved from Manchester City to Celtic for £1.5 million and signed a 4-year deal with the SPL side.
Boyata hasn't been a significant part of the Manchester City side for some time but the move is significant only in that Boyata, who came to City at the age of 16, counted as a home grown player for City. With his departure, the once-capped Belgium international joins Frank Lampard, Scott Sinclair, and potentially James Milner as home grown players leaving the Etihad this summer. City are going to have to start recruiting English players fast if they are to meet FA and Champions League regulations. Jun 2 - 11:18 AM

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Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata has signed a new two-year contract with the Premier League champions.

Boyata has barely featured for Manchester City over the past few seasons and has spent a fair amount of his time out on loan at Bolton and FC Twente, so it is initially a surprise to see him sign a new deal. However, the defender arrived at City back in 2007, meaning he can be registered as a homegrown player - a key point when taking in to consideration City's recent Financial Fair Play punishment which includes a reduced Champions League squad, transfer fee and wage bill restrictions. Expect Boyata to be the new back-up to Pablo Zabaleta, with Micah Richards likely to be released this summer.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, May 29, 2014 04:19:00 AM

Manchester City are set to be without their two first-choice right-backs for the trip to Fulham after injuries to Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta.

This news leave Dedryck Boyata, a natural centre-half, as Pellegrini's only option at right-back ahead of the Fulham match. The 23-year-old hasn't played for City in the Premier League since May 2011 but will have to fill in this weekend. At under £7.5million in the Yahoo fantasy game he represents good value if you want to cover the potential City clean sheet.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 07:07:00 AM