Chris Sutton may have got it right about Celtic’s Dedryck Boyata

Callum McGregor of Celtic celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides second goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15,...

Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata is reportedly on Lazio’s radar.

Celtic's Dedryck Boyata speaks during a press conference for the Scottish team Celtic FC on September 26, 2017 in Brussels.

Earlier this month, Chris Sutton suggested in The Daily Record that Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata could attract interest from clubs in England if he plays well against the Three Lions and keeps Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane quiet.

Boyata is part of the Belgium squad for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia this summer, while Tottenham star Kane will lead the line for the England at the competition.

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.

Sutton suggested that if the 27-year-old central defender - who costs the Hoops £1.5 million in transfer fees when they signed him from Manchester City in the summer of 2015, according to BBC Sport - does well against Gareth Southgate’s side and against Kane in Group G, then there could be interest from England in him.

Celtic's Belgian defender Dedryck Boyata attends a press conference at Celtic Park in Glasgow on October 30, 2017, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between...

The former Celtic striker seems to have got it right about the defender - well, almost. According to Radiosei, Italian club Lazio are interested in signing Boyata in the summer transfer window and will keep tabs on him at the World Cup.

Perhaps clubs in the Premier League and in the Championship in England will also follow suit and monitor Boyata, who could emerge an important player for Belgium at the World Cup.

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