Celtic sign Manchester City defender

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Dedryck Boyata
Dedryck Boyata

Celtic have added Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata to their squad for next season.

The Parkhead club issued a press release which revealed 24-year-old Belgium international will be presented at a media conference at Celtic Park at lunchtime.

Boyata, who flew into Glasgow on Sunday, is manager Ronny Deila's first summer signing.

He should replace fellow Belgian Jason Denayer, who was on loan from Manchester City, while Deila is keen to keep PFA Player of the Year nominee Virgil van Dijk.

Boyata made six appearances for Manchester City last season, most recently in their 1-0 win over Spurs last month.