Brendan Rodgers suggests he wants new contract for Dedryck Boyata

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers  looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Celtic and Paris Saint Germain at Celtic Park on September 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dedryck Boyata joined Celtic from Manchester City in the summer of 2015.

Brendan Rodgers Celtic Manager looks on during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Third Round, First Leg match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park Stadium on July 26, 2017 in...

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested to Herald Scotland that he wants a new contract for Dedryck Boyata.

Boyata has been on the books of Celtic since the summer of 2015 when he signed from Manchester City.

According to BBC Sport, the Scottish Premiership club had to pay the Premier League side a transfer fee of around £1.5 million in order to secure the services of the 26-year-old defender.

The Belgium international centre-back was then Celtic manager Ronny Deila’s first signing of the summer of 2015, as reported by BBC Sport.

Dedryck Boyata celebrates after Leigh Griffiths of Celtic scores during the William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round match between East Kilbride and Celtic at Excelsior Stadium on February 7,...

The 26-year-old, who can also operate as a right-back, has established himself as an important player for Celtic and is one of the best players in the Scottish Premiership.

Boyata’s current contract with the Glasgow giants runs until June 2019, according to Transfermarkt.com.

Celtic manager Rodgers has suggested that he wants a new contract for the Belgian defender, who was on the books of Manchester City from 2006 until 2015.

Celtic's Dedryck Boyata celebrates winning the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“Dedryck has a year or so to go and there are one or two others,” Rodgers told Herald Scotland when asked who else he wants to keep at Celtic following new contracts offered to Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and Jozo Simunovic recently.

“It’s nice that so many players see this as a place they can develop and be successful. It’s nice to have them all on board for the journey.”

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