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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Boyata pens new deal

Dedryck Boyata has been retained by Manchester City
Dedryck Boyata has been retained by Manchester City

Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata has signed a new two-year contract, the club have announced.

The 23-year-old Belgian's previous deal was due to expire this summer.

Boyata has been with City since 2007 and can therefore be registered as a home-grown player in the Premier League and Champions League.

That made retaining him an attractive proposition as the club look to stay within the quotas.

Boyata was a regular in Manuel Pellegrini's squads last season but made just six first-team appearances.

Only one of them was in the Premier League with the rest in domestic cup competitions, which included a red card at Blackburn in the FA Cup third round.

Boyata has twice been loaned out during his time with City, to Bolton in 2011-12 and FC Twente the following season.

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