Report: Dedryck Boyata travels to Glasgow ahead of undergoing Celtic medical

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Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata is moving ever closer to joining Celtic.

According to The Sun, Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata has travelled to Glasgow in order to complete a medical with Celtic.

The 24-year-old centre back joined City in 2006 and burst onto the scene four years later, but has found first team opportunities hard to come by under Manuel Pellegrini, featuring just six times in all competitions this season.

The Belgian defender is now seeking regular football, and it seems that he will be moving north of the border to join Celtic as a replacement for compatriot and fellow Manchester City defender Jason Denayer, who has spent the last year on loan with the Bhoys.

Denayer has been a key player for Ronny Deila, so replacing him was always going to be paramount - and Celtic have now moved quickly to snap up his successor.

Boyata is heading up to Glasgow tonight in order to undergo a medical with Celtic according to The Sun, who suggest that the defender will pen a four-year contract at Celtic Park.

They also note that Boyata is desperate to leave City as he wants to play more regularly, and the lure of playing in the Champions League with Celtic was too good to turn down having met with manager Deila earlier this month.

An official announcement from Celtic about Boyata may not be too far away, with the deal seemingly moving ever closer to completion tonight.

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